Public invited to Health and Wellbeing Board COVID-19 meeting on 2 June - Luton Council

Luton Council is inviting residents to a special virtual meeting (link below) of the health and wellbeing board on Tuesday 2 June 2020 at 6pm to address the concerns raised by residents on the impact of COVID-19 on the town.

​Thank you to everyone who responded to our request for questions earlier this month. Your feedback has helped shaped the agenda and the health and wellbeing board is encouraged with the public willingness to participate in shaping the outcomes for many of the issues raised.

Work is already underway to propose a way forward to deal with the concerns raised, including:

  • the apparent disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on specific groups within the community
  • how the crisis is impacting the mental health amongst residents
  • how will we keep our children safe as schools reopen

The health and wellbeing board is uniquely positioned to bring together organisations with key responsibilities for commissioning and delivering health services. Together with representatives of the local community, they will work together to tackle the key health issues facing the town at this time.

Hazel Simmons MBE, Leader of Luton Council and Chair of the Health and Wellbeing Board, said: “Thank you for sharing your perspectives and worries with us. We are a diverse town with diverse needs and we would like to ensure everyone has an opportunity to have their voice heard as we make plans to get through this distressing time together.

The board has already started working on some of your concerns and this will lay out their proposals in this meeting.”

The meeting will be conducted over Skype from 6 to 9pm and up to 200 members of the public will be able to attend this meeting to listen in on the debate. The meeting invite, agenda and other documents are available on the committee meeting details webpage.

For those unable to attend, we will publish a written summary of the meeting, including questions, answers, issues raised and any recommendations decided upon.

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