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Hull City Council's City Plan


Ambitions and Priorities

From 'City Plan – ambitions and priorities' on www.hullcc.gov.uk/cityplan

"In order for the city to achieve its goal of creating 7,500 jobs for local job-seekers, Hull must make the most of its unique identity and strengths –

  • its location – Hull is perfectly placed to become a major renewable energy centre with new businesses and energy production and conservation that helps every business
  • its rich heritage and culture – and the huge potential to capitalise on this as the focus for city centre regeneration, to help increase the number of visitors and boost the local economy.

All of this must be done in the context of removing the barriers to sustainable employment, whether that be food or fuel poverty, poor health, low skills or families not getting the help they need early enough – the City Plan addresses these too.

The City Plan will focus on five priorities to achieve the main goal to create and sustain jobs in Hull. These are –

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1. Harness all Hull's assets to become the leading UK Energy City

Hull's location and its skilled workforce will see it become the UK hub for renewable energy industries and investment. Local businesses, agencies and communities will be trailblazers for producing and saving energy – creating jobs, cutting the city's carbon footprint and making Hull a sustainable city.

Projects and proposals include –

  • Vivergo Fuel's £350m world-scale biofuels plant – set to open later this year
  • potential £200m development for the manufacture of off-shore wind turbines at Alexandra Dock, part of the Green Port Hull initiative
  • more investment linked to enterprise zones, supported by a £25m Regional Growth Fund skills and business support programme
  • Green Deal improvements to make existing homes warmer and cheaper to run
  • district heating schemes linked to new homes in renewal areas to help cut carbon and fuel costs
  • low-energy street lighting across the city
  • green transport schemes - including an upgraded cycle network and smart cards allowing passengers to travel on any city bus.

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2. Make Hull a world-class visitor destination

Hull will be known across the UK and beyond for its unique heritage and culture – a city with fascinating, world-class places to visit and great things to do. Visitor numbers will treble and more residents will take part in Hull's rich and varied culture, leisure and sporting activities.

Projects and proposals to achieve this ambition include –

  • regeneration of the Fruit Market, including the development of an iconic new gallery and visual arts centre
  • development of a cruise terminal close to city centre visitor attractions
  • investment in Hull's Old Town including a revamp of Trinity Square to make the most of its distinctive character and its potential as a place to hold events and other activities
  • HMS Illustrious – a University of Hull idea to acquire the Royal aircraft carrier when it is decommissioned to create a major new visitor attraction, conference centre and education facility
  • a new drive to promote Hull's heritage and culture brands – including Wilberforce, Larkin and the Siege of Hull - across the UK and beyond.

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3. Help residents to make their money go further

Hull will be a place where people and organisations come together in imaginative ways to cut the cost of living and help families manage their finances so they're better able to cope during tough times.

There are three Programmes that will accelerate tangible change for local residents under this priority –

Programme – Food

  • Development of a City Farm in the city centre that will not only provide education about food and a source of fresh produce, but will be an additional visitor attraction
  • Community Growing and bulk buying of food
  • Community Cooking & Growing

Programme – Finance

  • Care Share Timebank – a way for local people to help each other by exchanging their time and skills
  • Community Education Advice
  • Jam Jar Accounts – a novel way of helping people to manage their money by setting up 'jars' for the things they need to pay for each month
  • Credit Union Loan Scheme

Programme – Fuel

  • Smart Meters – the government will be seeking to put these into every home in the next 10 years; if residents can be helped to understand how to use the information that they provide, it is estimated that up to 30% of fuel bills could be saved

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4. Prevention and early intervention

Hull will be a place where everyone matters, and where everyone has the opportunity to be the best they can be. We will provide the right support to the families that most need it – when they most need it. Timely support to strengthen those families that need it will help them to play a fuller and more rewarding role in the community and the life of the city.

The City Plan identifies four specific programmes that will accelerate change under this theme

Giving children a good start

  • Proud Parents Campaign – a campaign to increase levels of parental and carer involvement in their children's school life and education
  • Health Literacy in Schools - Health literacy could be described as providing "immunisation for better health." The Health Literacy programme will encourage schools to take their pupils and their families on a Health Literacy Journey, a whole school approach, by providing teachers and leaders with a range of skills and tools, coupled with the relevant specialist services. This will reduce health inequalities through identifying the impact of choices and equipping young people to make healthier choices.

Health

  • PFI Extra Care - Significant Private Finance Investment to provide self-contained housing with on-site social care services that are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week
  • Potential expanded Accident & Emergency facility at Hull Royal Infirmary with support services located on-site to reduce the need for critical and acute care

Well-being

  • Connect to Support –an online marketplace for social care products and services to meet individuals' and carers' needs as well as provide information on local community services in the area
  • Priority Families Programme: – a three-year scheme to help families with children whose school attendance is low, those not in work and to reduce crime and anti-social behaviour.
  • The development of early assessment – a single whole family assessment tool that will be supported by the city partnership that enables children, young people and adults access to the right help, at the right time and from the right service

Community Safety

  • Hull's First UK Restorative City – restorative processes bring those harmed by crime or conflict, and those responsible for harm, into communication, enabling everyone affected by a particular incident to play a part in repairing the harm and finding a positive way forward. This can also be in the workplace and within schools. Work to deliver triage to all age groups seeking restorative outcomes to deter further offending.
  • Reduce reoffending – Creating the right environment and support to address behaviours and enable people to gain skills that prepare them for the workplace and improve their family's lives.
  • Drugs & Alcohol Intervention – Reduce the harm caused by substance misuse by providing effective treatment services that deliver recovery as a key outcome, supporting their families and reducing the harm to communities.
  • Business & Commercial Crime Priority – Creating an environment where business and commercial crime is reduced allowing for economic development without threat or harm to investment. Maintaining recent achievements, IE Purple flag status that encourages visitors to the city as a place of safe resort

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5. Safeguarding the most vulnerable residents

Hull will be a place where vulnerable residents are supported to stay as independent as possible - for as long as possible. When extra support is needed, it will be provided in such a way that enables residents to keep as much control over their lives as possible.

Projects and proposals include –

  • Telehealth & Telecare – as digital connectivity spreads across the city, so the possibilities for bringing support and advice right into an individual's home increase to help them live as independently as they can;
  • Proposed East Hull New Health Facility – will add community health care focused on reducing the need for acute care and a hub for integrated health and social care delivery.
  • Reclaiming Social Work – Getting focused help of the right type to families at the right time, first time. Helping families keep children safe at home by building on strengths; making sure social work maximises a focus on direct work with families to effect change. Make sure children do who need to be looked after have the highest possible quality of care."

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Indicators Within the City Plan

City Plan Priority 1: Harness all Hull's assets to become the leading UK energy city

  • Local carbon footprint tonnes of carbon per head of population
  • MW of renewable energy approved per year
  • SAP (Energy efficiency) rating for housing
  • Percentage of municipal waste diverted from landfill
  • Percentage of household waste sent for reuse, recycling and composting
  • New homes built as a result of activity by the council
  • Survival of newly born enterprises (after 1 year)
  • Counts of births of new enterprises
  • Percentage of planning applications approved
  • Percentage of major planning applications processed within 13 weeks
  • Percentage of minor planning applications processed within 8 weeks
  • Percentage of other planning applications processed within 8 weeks

City Plan Priority 2: Make Hull a world-class visitor destination

  • Visitor numbers to the Council's cultural facilities (Heritage, Leisure, City Hall and New Theatre)
  • Street and environment cleanliness – levels of litter
  • Street and environment cleanliness – levels of graffiti
  • Number of visits - domestic overnight tourism
  • Number of visits tourism - day visits
  • Number of visits - inbound tourism

City Plan Priority 3: Help residents to make their money go further (covering finance and food)

  • Proportion of people using social care who receive self-directed support
  • Proportion of people using social care who receive direct payments
  • Average number of days to process change in circumstances (year to date)
  • Average number of days to process new claims (year to date)
  • Child poverty rate

City Plan Priority 4: Prevention and early intervention (giving children a good start, health, well-being, community safety)

  • Overall crime rate (per 1000 population)
  • Proven rate of reoffending of young offenders in Hull
  • Life expectancy
  • Differences in life expectancy between Hull and England; and within Hull (between wards in Hull with the highest and lowest life expectancy)
  • Expected level of development in the early years foundation stage profile – ready for school (New Measure Summer 2013)
  • Reception Year excess weight (overweight and obese)
  • Year 6 excess weight (overweight and obese)
  • Reduction of persistent absenteeism in secondary schools
  • Age 19 level 2 qualifications
  • Age 19 level 3 qualifications
  • Smoking prevalence – adults over 18
  • Percentage of physically active adults
  • Business compliance with environmental health / trading standards legislation

City Plan Priority 5: Safeguarding the most vulnerable residents

  • Proportion of completed safeguarding referrals where people report they feel safe
  • Homelessness cases prevented as a proportion of homelessness approaches
  • Homelessness: acceptances per 1000 households
  • Repeat victimisation rates – domestic violence
  • Repeat victimisation rates – anti-social behaviour
  • Stability of placements of looked after children
  • Children becoming the subject of a child protection plan for a second or subsequent time

City Plan Priority 6: Enabling the City Plan to be delivered

  • Overall employment rate
  • Unemployment rates
  • Percentage of residents with no qualifications
  • Percentage of residents with level 1 qualification
  • Percentage of residents with level 2 qualification
  • Percentage of residents with level 3 qualification
  • Percentage of residents with level 4 qualification
  • 16 – 18 year olds not in education, employment or training
  • Schools that are good or outstanding
  • 5 or more A*- C grades including English and Mathematics at GCSE
  • Non principal roads where maintenance should be considered
  • Principal roads where maintenance should be considered
  • Contribution to level of gross value added (GVA) as a consequence of delivery of City Plan projects
  • Level of public and private inward investment achieved through delivery of City Plan projects

City Plan Overall Outcome Measures

  • Sustainable jobs created (i.e. more than 12 months) through the actions of the City Plan (or in conjunction with it)

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Indicators in City Plan and Public Health Outcomes Framework

A small number of these indicators are also within the Public Health Outcomes Framework, namely:

  • Child poverty rate
  • Life expectancy
  • Differences in life expectancy
  • Expected level of development in the early years foundation stage profile – ready for school (New Measure Summer 2013)
  • Reception Year excess weight (overweight and obese)
  • Year 6 excess weight (overweight and obese)
  • Smoking prevalence – adults over 18
  • Percentage of physically active adults
  • Homelessness: acceptances per 1,000 households

Further analysis is included within the Public Health Outcomes Framework Overarching Indicators Report, Public Health Outcomes Framework Domain 1 Report, Public Health Outcomes Framework Domain 2 Report and Public Health Outcomes Framework Summary.

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