Harnessing the Power of Communities

/Harnessing the Power of Communities
Harnessing the Power of Communities 2020-02-25T14:08:00+00:00

About Harnessing the Power of Communities

LHarnessing the Power of Communities (HPoC) is the WY&H Transformation programme to embed the third sector across all areas of activity through both inclusion and investment.

Our vision is to establish a new relationship with communities built around good work on the co-production of services and care in order to support people to greater self-care, prevent ill-health, and the implementation of the Five Year Forward View and NHS Long Term Plan ambitions to join-up community services.


What we do

Forum Central and Leeds Community Foundation are working in partnership with funding from West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership (WY&H) to ensure the Third Sector is better connected, influential and resourced and an active, integral part of local health and care systems transformation and systems-wide culture-shift.

Harnessing the Power of Communities news and events

Harnessing the Power of Communities – Strategic Information

We have distilled contributions from conversations with Third Sector and other system leaders (full notes available on request) into priorities for change and actions based on the five outcomes of the Change Model (Appendix 1) developed at WY&H, with significant input from Leeds, which give five identified outcomes for the HPoC Programme:

  1. A system wide culture shift to working in ways championed by the sector
  2. The Third Sector is better connected and influential in the health and care system
  3. Third Sector capacity is increased to work in systems transformation
  4. Third Sector workforce development to maximise systems thinking
  5. Investment in community organisations to innovate on delivering health and care outcomes.

Proposals have been informed by system-wide thinking, asset based approaches and the CCG’s ambition to develop strong networks of providers with renewed focus on integration and person-centred /neighbour-hood priorities in primary and community settings.


Harnessing the Power of Communities Team members:

We are in the process of establishing an advisory group, to include key health and care partners and Third Sector representation, which will oversee the launch of the grants programme in December and the leadership, representation, workforce, marketing and communication activity throughout 2020.

Contact Us

Pip Goff

Pip is the PSI-Volition/Tenfold Director and Third Sector and Community Local Care Partnerships (LCP) Lead

Pip’s is the lead officer for PSI-Volition/Tenfold, and her role has a strategic focus, including supporting the third sector to influence the development of Local Care Partnerships, and supporting the delivery of the Harnessing the Power of Communities Programme, which aims to embed the third sector across all areas of activity through both inclusion and investment, in Leeds and at West Yorkshire and Harrogate level.

As Third Sector and Community LCP Lead, she works to ensure that the third sector is engaged at neighbourhood level, maximising the impact of voluntary, community, social enterprise and faith organisations Leeds. She is partly based in the citywide Community Local Care Partnerships Development Team, alongside colleagues providing support and resources to help the partnerships develop as well and as quickly as possible.

Pip brings to her role extensive experience of partnership working and third sector innovation; a good understanding of funding and how the sector can capture and articulate health outcomes and demonstrate social value; and a passion for addressing health inequalities.

A frequent cyclist and parkrunner, Pip would love to see improvements to Leeds’s transport, green spaces and environment so that more people can live safer, healthier and more connected lives.