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					ONE HULL – Performance Return 2006/07

The data return provides the latest data return up to March 2007 against outcomes within the LAA that correspond to floor targets. The baseline
given will show the pervious years data (2005/06 where applicable). The target shown will relate to the intermediary point to be achieved to
meet the floor target, and the change column will show where the indicator is in relation to the floor target. However, whether an indicator is
considered to be at risk will relate to whether sufficient progress has been made over the past year (or that there are sufficient plans in place
that progress will be made in the following year), to meet the first year LAA target.

The narrative section will give a brief commentary on the data, reporting on performance against the floor target, national progress and their
progress towards meeting the first year LAA target. The narrative will also explain the activity, including NRF interventions that has taken place
over the past year and planned activity during 2007/08 that will help rectify any underperformance and meet the first year LAA target.
Interventions are generally only detailed once, and referenced to where they hit other outcomes.




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CHILDREN & YOUNG PEOPLE'S BLOCK
        U18 conception rate   Whilst there has been a reduction of 8 conceptions per 10,000 between 2004 and 2005 and has reduced from the           Red
                              1998 baseline, the City remains off target to hit the floor target in 2010. Moreover, the rate of reduction required   Risk
                              to 2010 will have to be significantly increased when compared to previous reductions. It has been identified that
                              significant improvements need to be made, if the LAA and floor target is to be hit in 2010.

                              In response to this, a new head of service has been appointed, seconded to the City Council from the PCT. It is
                              envisaged that this appointment will facilitate links between the two organisations in the delivery of teenage
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                              pregnancy services via the Teenage Pregnancy Partnership. In April 2007 Jan Norton (NRA) conducted a
1.1.1
                              strategic review of the Teenage Pregnancy Service in Hull. A Workshop was held involving all key partners and a
                              report has been produced making recommendations which are now being implemented.

                              Approximately £300,000 of NRF has been used to fund teenage pregnancy interventions during 2006/07,
                              including sex education in schools, sexual health and relationship training for agencies working with young
                              people and teenage pregnancy support services, a further allocation of NRF has been ring-fenced for teenage
                              pregnancy interventions during 2007/08. This additional funding will help implement the outcomes of the above
                              mentioned workshop.
        % of 11 year olds     73% of 11 year olds achieved level 4 or above in English - an increase of 2%. The increase is greater than that
        achieving L4+ in      experienced nationally, narrowing the gap to 6%. Although the increase is not sufficient to reach the 85% floor
        English               target, a similar increase in 2007 would meet the target for the first year of the LAA.

                              The ONE HULL partnership, through the Children and Young Peoples partnership have commissioned a series of
                              interventions which aim to improve the attainment at Key Stages 2, 3 and 4 both individually and collectively
CYP                           through focussing on attendance and teaching. These interventions have been commissioned during 2006/07,
4.1.3                         with further interventions, such as the Restorative Programme, being introduced during 2007/08. It is envisaged
                              that these interventions will impact on all stages of educational attainment throughout the lifetime of the LAA and
                              will also impact on other LAA outcomes including NEETs issues and the respect agenda. These interventions
                              are:

                              Top 700
                              The Top 700 (£750,000 NRF funding over 2 years) project will work with children and young people who have




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                less than 50% attendance and will significantly improve their attendance, attainment and reduce the numbers
                becoming categorised as Not in Employment, Education or Training (NEET). This project aims to accelerate the
                integration of children‟s services, as set out in Every Child Matters, by targeting individual children and young
                people, identifying their specific needs and responding with an integrated support package. The project will
                identify 700 children and young people across the city that have significant poor school attendance, it will then
                cross reference their name, date of birth and gender (using the Pathfinder CHIP system) across education, social
                care, Connexions, Youth Offending Teams and health systems to identify professional involvement. This will lead
                to the allocation of an appropriate lead professional and the undertaking of a common assessment, where
                appropriate, to ascertain the needs of each individual child/young person, and subsequently tailor service
                provision to those needs.

                Digital Learning
                This project (£427,000 NRF funding over 2 years) will address two major issues which have been identified as
                barriers to improvements in attainment in schools across the city. Firstly, gaps in specialist teaching provision in
                key areas. Secondly, the need for interactive teaching and learning content. The main emphasis of the project
                will be to :

                    1. Record, and disseminate digitally to schools with gaps in teaching provision, good teaching practice
                       delivered by specialist teachers in the key subjects of English, mathematics and science;
                    2. Produce learning content in areas where gaps in specialist teaching have been identified;
                    3. Support a „Theatre in Education‟ strand, (including the recording and dissemination of content) which will
                       assist in the teaching of English Literature. This element of the project will also involve training teachers
                       in the use of drama content in lessons.

                Other education interventions that have helped impact against educational attainment during 2006/07 have
                included the All Our Futures (£380,000 NRF funding over 2 years) intervention. This project provides additional
                resources to support and improve literacy at Key Stages 2, 3 & 4. Specifically, the project sponsor has
                developed a “Magical Spelling” pack which teaches a simplified way of learning to spell and delivers training to
                schools on how this can be used to best effect and integrated into the day-to-day curriculum. The project also
                facilitates revision and homework clubs through auxiliary school staff and volunteers.




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        % of 11 year olds        73% of 11 year olds achieved level 4 or above in Maths – an increase of 1%, The increase mirrors that achieved
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        achieving L4+ in Maths   nationally, leaving the gap unchanged at 3%. Although the increase is not sufficient to meet the floor target, an
4.1.3
                                 increase of 3% will be needed in 2007 in order to hit the LAA target in 2007/08, which, whilst greater than that
                                 experienced during 2006, will be achieved through the additional resource
        Number of Schools
                                 Only 8 of the current 71 primary schools did not achieve the 65% target in Maths, with 20 not achieving it in
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                                 English. Improvements in this indicator are anticipated during 2007 through the anticipated improvements to Key
4.1.4   Target for English and
                                 Stage 2 attainment and the re-organisation of primary schools at the end of the 2005/06 academic year.
        Maths at KS2
        % of 14 year olds        59% of 14 year olds achieved level 5 or above in English at KS3 - an increase of 3%. The increase is greater            Red
CYP     achieving L5+ in         than that experienced nationally, narrowing the gap to 13%. Significant acceleration through the interventions          Risk
4.1.5   English                  highlighted previously will need to be made during 2007, if the target for the first year of the LAA is to be met.
                                 Subsequent targets within the LAA show more moderate increases, which will be achievable at current rates of
                                 progress.
        % of 14 year olds        66% of 14 year olds achieved level 5 or above in Maths at KS3 - an increase of 7%. The increase is greater than
CYP     achieving L5+ in Maths   that experienced nationally, narrowing the gap to 11%. Whilst not achieving the floor target, a continuation of
4.1.5
                                 recent increases would meet the 2007/08 LAA target and those in subsequent years.
        % of 14 year olds        56% of 14 year olds achieved level 5 or above in Science at KS3 - an increase of 2%. The increase mirrors that          Red
        achieving L5+ in         achieved nationally, leaving the gap unchanged at 16%. Despite the improvement made this is the largest gap             Risk
CYP     Science                  between the City‟s education performance and national attainment levels. Significant acceleration through the
4.1.5
                                 interventions highlighted previously will need to be made during 2007, if the target for the first year of the LAA is
                                 to be met. Subsequent targets within the LAA show more moderate increases that will be achievable at current
                                 rates of progress.
        % of 16 years            The number of number of pupils achieving 5 A*-C grades at GCSE has risen considerably to 52.3%. In the past             Red
        achieving the            2 years GCSE attainment has increased by 17.6% compared to a national increase of 4.8%, the gap having                  Risk
CYP     equivalent of 5 A*C      narrowed from 19% to 6%. The 2008 target of at least 30% of schools achieving at least a 60% attainment rate
4.1.6   GCSE (including          for GCSEs has been achieved. Were the measure to remain the same, the floor target of a 60% attainment rate
        English and maths from   in 2008 would be achieved at the current rate of increase.
        2006/07 academic
        year)                    Under the revised calculation of this indicator to 5 A*-C inclusive of English and Maths, Hull would have achieved



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                                  25.8% during 2006/07. An increase of 3% will be necessary to achieve the LAA target in 2007/08, which will be
                                  achieved if the progress of the last 2 years can be translated specifically to English and Maths GCSE‟s through
                                  the interventions highlighted above.
        Number of schools (out
        of 14) who have           Progress towards at least 50% of pupils in all schools achieving level 5 or above in each of English, Maths and
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        achieved at least 50%     Science, is mixed across the subjects. The target has already been achieved in Maths, although an additional 4
4.1.8
        of its pupils achieving   schools need to achieve this benchmark in English and an additional 5 schools need to in Science.
        level 5 or above in
        English                   The implementation of the Top 700 project focuses on those pupils most disengaged from the education process
                                  and, as such, focuses on those schools with the largest problems. Through this project and other interventions, it
        Number of schools (out
                                  is anticipated that the educational attainment of those with the greatest need will have been significantly improved
        of 14) who have
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        achieved at least 50%
4.1.8
        of its pupils achieving
        level 5 or above in
        Maths
        Number of schools (out
        of 14) who have
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        achieved at least 50%
4.1.8
        of its pupils achieving
        level 5 or above in
        Science
SAFER STRONGER COMMUNITIES
        Number of BCS             Substantial progress has been made in reducing many crime types, in March total BCS crime has fallen to within
        comparator recorded       727 of the target (approximately 2 crimes per day). Violent Crime (Common Assault and Wounding) remain
        crime                     areas for concern, recent investment from NRF has helped provide a positive direction of travel in the latter
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                                  months of 2007/08. The City has witnessed increasing speeds of improvement against targets such as Theft of a
2.1.1
                                  motor vehicle, vehicle interference and domestic burglary. If performance over the final 5 months of 2006/07 were
                                  to be repeated during the whole of 2007/08, then Hull will hit the 30% reduction target.

                                  The NRF funded Community Copshops has made a significant impact in reducing crime and the fear of crime in




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                                 hotspot areas across the City.

                                 The Crime and Disorder Partnership participated in the Joint Support Programme in December 2006, which
                                 enabled further identification of strengths and weaknesses, areas where work is ongoing to improve services
                                 include enhancing the performance management framework, developing a communications strategy and
                                 developing the common tasking framework.
        Number of incidents of   There were 5213 reports of wounding in 06/07, 27.1% above the 3 year reduction target of 30%, performance in        Red
        Wounding                 January to March was encouraging and the target could be meet if this level continues throughout 07/08.             Risk

                                 Violent crime has recognised as an area of risk in the City and various projects are active to address this. In
                                 06/07 serious wounding has dropped 56%, however there has been an increase in levels of overall violent crime
                                 as proactive policing has increased the number of low level offences which have been addressed through Fixed
                                 Penalty Notices, which in turn has had decreased more serious, late night crimes. In response to this, a further
                                 allocation of NRF was committed to tackling violent crime in the city during 2006 as outlined below.

                                 There has been £199,000 (until March 2008) NRF funded violent crime initiative within D Division (Hull) which
                                 commenced in late 2006; this has provided additional enforcement and investigative capacity aimed to prolific
                                 violent crime offenders. As part of this project a media campaign will be launched in July 2007, building on the
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                                 best practice of Kirklees Council and West Yorkshire Police, with the aim to bring consistency and co-ordination
2.1.2
                                 in marketing within the 3 areas of violent crime that we currently seek to address as part of the violent crime
                                 strategy. The project has also ordered 30 sets of head camera equipment have been purchased which will be
                                 used by the Violent Crime and Public Order team NRF projects to provide a uniformed presence in the city
                                 centre include Ambassadors (during the daytime) and Street Marshals (during the evening).

                                 Another key initiative is the Best Bar None (part of £83,000 NRF project over 2 years) scheme which is part of a
                                 national awards scheme which recognises excellence within the licensed trade. The scheme promotes safety and
                                 security with the aim of reducing crime and disorder. The best bar none initiative does this by recognising those
                                 licensed premises that can show that they work hard at keeping their customers in a safe, comfortable and
                                 pleasant environment. This is done by assessing venues against objective national criteria.

                                 The Best Bar None scheme is led by Hull Citysafe, working with Viking FM, Hull BID, the Home Office and other
                                 local sponsors to support this nationally recognised scheme. The support of the pubs, clubs and bars across the




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                                 city of Kingston Upon Hull is crucial to improving the image and prosperity of the night time economy.

                                 This is the second year of the Scheme in the City and it has been expanded away from the city centre to include
                                 premises in popular out of city centre drinking venues on Holderness Road, Anlaby Road, Beverley Road,
                                 Princes and Newland Avenue and Cottingham Road. This years‟ scheme was launched in March, with an award
                                 ceremony taking place in July.

                                 Longer term issues surrounding Hate Crime have been reflected through a Hate Crime Conference which took
                                 place in February, aiming to enhance reporting arrangements and raise public awareness of hate crime through
                                 True Vision.
        Number of incidents of   There were 1125 reports of vehicle interference in 06/07, 15.6% below target; this level of performance already
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        Vehicle Interference     meets the 07/08 target. This crime area has the potential to be positively affected by the crime reduction efforts
2.1.3
                                 outlined above. Police use of dedicated vehicle examiners will identify forensic evidence at scenes to assist in the
                                 early identification of offenders.
        Number of incidents of   There were1649 thefts of motor vehicle in 06/07, 30.5% below target, this level of performance already meets the
        theft or unauthorised    07/08 target. This improvement has been influenced by some of the work of the Vehicle Crime sub-group (which
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        taking of a vehicle      has had its remit expanded to cover all acquisitive crime), introduction of Smartwater and the tasking of roads
2.1.4
                                 crime section to identified hotspots. A number of speaker signs have now been purchased and are operational
                                 across the cities car parks. They deliver messages to educate the public about the security of their vehicles, not
                                 only whilst on that particular car park but also once they have left and park them elsewhere.
        Number of incidents of   There were 3916 thefts from a motor vehicle in 06/07, 7.2% above the 3 year reduction target of 40%. This will be
        theft from a vehicle     influenced by the crime reduction efforts outlined above, including some of the work of the Vehicle Crime sub-
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                                 group, including use of wardens to identify vehicles in which property has been left. A trial deployment of speaker
2.1.5
                                 crimes across targeted car parks has been initiated and once evaluation has been completed, it is planned to roll
                                 out the speaker signs across more vulnerable locations in partnership with the community wardens and the
                                 acquisitive crime group.
        Number of incidents of   There were 700 reports of robbery in 06/07, 6.2% below the 3 year reduction target of 25%, performance
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        theft or robbery of      significantly improved post October, of particular note in February only 30 crimes were recorded, approximately
2.1.6
        personal property        half the target rate.




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                                 Robbery continues to form part of the Divisional Control Strategy. A refresh is taking place of the robbery action
                                 plan, with particular emphasis on false reporting.
        Number of incidents of   There were 3101 reports of domestic burglary in 06/07, 5.4% below the 3 year reduction target of 35%.
        Domestic Burglary        Significant progress was made throughout the year with numbers of reports per month dropping from over 300
                                 per month in quarter 1 to close to 200 reports in quarter 4.

                                 Domestic Burglary is included in the Divisional Control Strategy with action identified to improve performance.
                                 Through £150,000 of NRF funding the City has invested in 9,000 Smartwater kits for use in domestic burglary
                                 hotspot areas within NRF target geographies which are distributed to residents in hotspot areas by
SSC                              Neighbourhood Wardens. This work has been supplemented by a number of the Council‟s area committees who
2.1.7                            have provided additional funding for Smartwater marking of domestic properties in other areas of the City.
                                 Smartwater is also provided by Humberside Police to victims of domestic burglary, in order to reduce repeat
                                 victimisation.    Work to reduce domestic burglary is also supported by the Community Copshop who continues
                                 to provide intensive community policing in areas of the greatest need and supply Smartwater kits. The £150,000
                                 NRF funded target hardening project helps to reduce domestic burglary through the supplying and fitting of home
                                 security to the elderly and victims of domestic burglary and violence, in 06/07 1,646 properties have been target
                                 hardened. Further work to reduce domestic burglary supported by NRF includes enhancement and expansion of
                                 the Neighbourhood Watch Groups, in a project delivered by the Humberside Association of Neighbourhood
                                 Watch Groups (HANWAG).
        Number of incidents of   There were 794 reports of theft from a person in 06/07, 3.4% below the 3 year reduction target of 25%.
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        theft from the person    Significant progress was made latter in the year, having been off target in Autumn. This area is outside of the
2.1.8
                                 current Divisional Control Strategy but continues to be monitored. The police across the City have a dynamic
                                 robbery action plan which is implemented on receipt of a report. This also applies to Theft from person.
        Number of incidents of   There were 9015 reports of criminal damage in 06/07, 5.1% above the target. Whilst the trajectory is clearly            Red
        Criminal Damage          downwards and improving, in absolute terms, it is the crime type which is the highest volume of crime above its         Risk
                                 target. However, if the current downward trajectory were to continue in 2007/08, the partnership will hit the overall
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                                 30% reduction target.
2.1.9
                                 Criminal Damage features within the Divisional Control Strategy and is led by the BCU commander. A large
                                 number of interventions have been formulated by the Arson Task Force, which include anti-graffiti, links to ASB
                                 and specific measures around arson. Recent changes to Local Authority policy on damage to housing has shown




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                                      a significant reduction on damage to dwellings, which is expected to be maintained. Specific operations such as
                                      Operation Cubit, which removes abandoned vehicles and Fireworks and Bonfires Initiatives, have had some
                                      impact in reducing criminal damage.

                                      Efforts to reduce criminal damage and anti-social behaviour is being supported by NRF through numerous youth
                                      diversionary activities in the most deprived parts of the City – these include Voices in Play and the Chillout project
                                      in Orchard Park and Bransholme Buddies in Bransholme. All of these projects target young people who are at
                                      risk of participating in low level crimes. Evidence provided by the Community Safety Partnership has helped
                                      focus activity at times of biggest risk. Diversionary Activity is also provided by the Community Copshops
                                      (£665,000 NRF funding in 06/07), Neighbourhood Wardens (£2,100,000 NRF funding in 06/07) and the
                                      Newington and St Andrews Community Action Box (£108,000 NRF funding in 06/07); this can be seen most
                                      vividly through work with mini motorbikes.

                                      The movement towards common tasking and neighbourhood management will enhance service provision
                                      providing a structured and speedy resolve to issues at local level, bringing into statutory providers and community
                                      organisations together to tackle problems raised through Neighbourhood Forums.
 SSC     Number of incidents of       There were 1187 reports of Common Assault in 06/07, 23.7% above the 3 year reduction target of 25%,                      Red
2.1.10   Common Assault               performance in February and March was encouraging and the target could be met if this level continues                    Risk
                                      throughout 07/08. See commentary on Wounding
 SSC     Number of incidents of       There were 1206 reports of theft of a cycle in 06/07, 12% below the 3 year reduction target of 3%.This area is
2.1.11   theft or taking of a cycle   outside of the current Divisional Control Strategy but continues to be monitored.

         % residents satisfied        The performance for 2006 represents a 3% increase from the previous survey of 2003 and has exceeded the
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         with parks and green         national target.
2.5.1
         space
                                      Activity that has occurred over the past year is highlighted under outcome 2.5.2.
         % of land and highways       The outturn for BVPI 199a in 2006/07 is below both the national floor target of 17% and the local target of 13%.
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         with litter and detritus
2.5.2
         below acceptable             The migration of Street Cleansing and Grounds maintenance service through Neighbourhood Management within
         standard                     the Areas has had a positive impact in addressing environmental cleanliness at local level. This has affected the




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                                  citywide outcome and performance for litter and detritus.

                                  The Litter Campaign introducing „Litter Man‟ was established in the City Centre educating people prior to the
                                  implementation of on-street enforcement and fixed penalty notices in April 2006.

                                  EnCams in partnership with Waste Management trained 130 people in local environmental cleanliness to develop
                                  a network of Community surveyors by March 2007. A reporting system has been developed to aid in the
                                  management of local environmental issues and EnCams have provided a report to all Area Committees. This is
                                  now being developed further through the Neighbourhood Management Agenda and is seen as an example of
                                  good practice.
        The proportion of local   The proportion of council dwellings which were non decent at the start of the financial year in 2006/07 is 56%, an   Red
        authority dwellings       increase on the 55% achieved during 2005/06. Work to enhance homes to the required standard will pick up pace        Risk
        which were non-decent     in 07/08 following the appointment of contractors, who went live in April 2007. The decent homes and repair
        at the start of the       works has been contracted to Connaught, Kier and KWL and will be managed by a new Investment Division.
        financial year            Other work which taking place includes:-

                                         Reviewing the asset management plan.
                                         Continuing to improve and review the information held about stock – in common with other local
SSC                                       authorities the detail about properties is based on sample surveys which is being constantly refined.
2.5.7                                    The programme is now set to deliver by 2010/11 and the work last year in tendering the decent homes
                                          programme and repairs contracts on a geographical basis has provided extra capacity and dedicated
                                          resources.

                                  As elsewhere across England, Hull faces challenges in achieving the target of 70% of private housing occupied
                                  by vulnerable people will reach Decent Homes Standard by 2010-11. In 2006/07, 134 of the targeted 600 private
                                  houses occupied by vulnerable people reached the decent standard. Measures such as those highlighted in
                                  Gateway HMR business plan, the movement towards loan to assist enhancements and the partially NRF funded
                                  Warm Zone will impact against private housing stock.


SSC     The proportion of RSL     RSR data shows 99.1% of RSL dwellings were decent at the end of 2006/07 (data yet to be verified), exceeding
2.5.7   dwellings which were      the target of 97%. Using the last available Housing Corporation data 315 RSL properties were non decent in




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        non-decent at the start      March 2006. Compared to some authorities the RSL sector in Hull is small and has a high level of supported and
        of the financial year        older people housing (3351 units ) compared to general needs housing (3458) plus 392 units of shared
                                     ownership /leasehold for older people . This split reflects council commissioning and strategic emphasis on
                                     supported housing in the RSL sector to complement the high level of social rented housing available in the city
                                     from the council. The level of general needs housing provided by RSLs will increase as a result of the Gateway
                                     programme and the need to relocate people.
        % of new reports of          Neither target has been hit in 2006/07 and both have reduced since the 2005/06 figures. However, the reduction
SSC     abandoned vehicles           in the outturn for BVPI 218a was caused by a change in measurement of the indicator, namely the time at which
2.6.3   investigated within 24       an abandoned vehicle was deemed to have been „notified‟ to the authority. This underperformance has now been
        hours of notification        rectified and the performance over the final 4 months of 2006/07 was 97.5%.

                                     A change in the contract for the removal and disposal of abandoned vehicles was established in September 2006
        % of abandoned
                                     in partnership with a local company. As a result, BVPI218b has improved and during the final 4 months of
        vehicles removed
                                     2006/07 the performance averaged 96.3%. Working in partnership with the Police and Fire Brigade on Operation
        within 24 hours from
SSC                                  Cubit has continued in the removal of untaxed vehicles from the community.
        the point where the
2.6.3
        local authority is legally
        entitled to remove the
        vehicle

HEALTHIER COMMUNITIES AND WELL BEING
        Gap in all-age all-cause     There has been an increase in the gap between Hull and the England average for both male and female all-age         Red
        mortality rates per          all cause mortality rates.                                                                                          Risk
        100,000 persons (male
        and female) between          To assist Hull in improving its performance against health inequalities, the Health Inequalities Support Team
HCOP    Hull and England             visited Hull in May 2007. The team identified that current activity was beneficial in impacting against health
3.1.1                                inequalities, concluding that:

                                     “The PCT is well on its way to developing a systematic approach to addressing national and local health targets”.

                                     However, further actions and interventions were recommended to improve service delivery and the tackling of
                                     health inequalities, and work has started on implementing these recommendations. These include closer working



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                between the local authority and the PCT, including enhancing relationships at an area level. The PCT has
                established 3 Locality Directors who work across 2/3 Council Areas. One of the key areas of work highlighted is
                to work more closely with the Acute Trust and community pharmacies to develop a holistic method of supporting
                public health. Hull‟s use of Health Trainers, personal health plans and community development has the potential
                to be a leading example of best practice.

                In addition to implementing the recommendations of the NST, a further allocation of NRF was made available, in
                2006, to enhance services aimed at impacting against health inequalities. These have included;

                Smoking Cessation
                Smoking Cessation initiatives (£458,000 NRF over 2 years) have been particularly successful with quit rates
                above the national average. NRF has funded clinics, a media campaign featuring local „quitters‟, a mini-bus
                mobile clinic to target communities and a theatre group taking the anti-smoking message into Hull schools. Other
                work includes advertising in supermarkets, intensive campaigns around Christmas and New Year and increased
                dedicative work to reduce smoking in pregnancy.

                In 2006/07 smoking cessation targets have been meet with 3528 accessing the service, with 2274 people quitting
                at 4 weeks (target 2211)

                The pending national ban of smoking in public places which comes into force on 1.7.07 should impact on
                smoking prevalence.

                Obesity
                The problem of obesity and associated health problems is being tackled by a two year NRF project (£410,000),
                particularly focusing upon the 40-60 age groups. This incorporates 5 distinct elements;
                 1. Mid-Life Health Trainers –have engaged with 150 residents
                 2. Community Based Weight Management -A nutritionist-led service, to support people living in the NRF
                     wards to eat more healthily and address weight management issues through dietary advice and food
                     preparation skills.
                 3. Active Lifestyles Mid-life years -A service which provides 1:1 support to people living in the NRF wards,
                     who are sedentary and maybe overweight or obese, by encouraging more physical activity through a range
                     of gym-based and non-gym based activities. 70 people referred and 57 now engaging in activity.
                 4. Preston Road-Age Concern Project- to address issues around healthy lifestyles particularly participation in



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                                      physical activity and to support older people with issues around finance, managing bank accounts, benefits
                                      and legal advice which can also impact upon health.
                                   5. Active in Age- to deliver an accredited training course to organisations and agencies working with those in
                                      the mid-life years‟ group (40 – 60 year olds). 2 courses have been delivered.
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                                      A total of 378 residents have taken part in these initiatives to 31 March 2007

        Gap in under 75            The Mortality Rate from Cancer has reduced from 121.6 per 100,000 in 2004 to 118.9 per 100,000 in 2005. The
        mortality rates from       gap between Hull and the national average is currently 25.7 per 100,000, less than in 2004 and less than the
HCOP
        cancers per 100,000        1996 baseline of 33.9 per 100,000. The absolute gap between Hull and the national average for mortality rates
3.1.2
        persons between Hull       from cancer has decreased since the 1996 baseline by 24%, greater than target reduction by 2010 of 6%.
        and England                Mortality rates from cancer have reduced by 17% from the baseline, and were due to meet the national 20%
                                   reduction target in 2006.
        Gap in under 75            The Mortality Rate from Circulatory disease has reduced from 127 per 100,000 in 2004 to 120 per 100,000 in            Red
        mortality rates from       2005. The gap between Hull and the national average is currently 29.7 per 100,000, less than in 2004, but             Risk
        circulatory diseases per   greater than the 1996 baseline of 27.6 per 100,000
HCOP
        100,000 persons
3.1.2
        between Hull and           Mortality rates from circulatory disease have reduced by almost 30% from the baseline, and is due to meet the
        England                    national 40% reduction target in 2008

                                   Activity to improve performance in health inequalities is outlined under outcome 3.1.1.
        Gap in under 75            There has been a significant reduction in the gap between the circulatory disease mortality rate for Hull and the 5
        circulatory disease        most deprived wards. If current progress were to continue, it would mean that the first year and subsequent
        mortality rate per         targets in the LAA would be met.
HCOP    100,000 persons
3.1.4   between Hull and the
        most deprived wards




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EDE     Employment rate                                                                                                                                  Red
4.2.2   Hull                   As of June 2006, the employment rate had reduced from 69.7% in 2004, to 66.6%. Over the same period, the                  Risk
                               national employment rate has reduced by only 0.3% To reach the 2008 floor target, the employment rate will now
                               have to increase by 1 percentage point a year – something given both local and national trends appears to be
        Numbers moving from
                               difficult. The current downward trajectory will need to be reversed if the first year LAA target is to be met.
        Benefit into work in
        wards with the worst
                               In response to the reduction in the employment rate additional NRF has been commissioned to tackle the
        labour market
                               problem during 2007/08. These have included:
        Myton, Orchard Park,
        Bransholme East, St.
                               BRITE project
        Andrews, Southcoates
                               This involves training and employment through an Intermediate Labour Market approach utilising £1,242,000
        East (NRF)
                               NRF funding. The key focus of this project is to provide a mix of interventions that result in individual
                               beneficiaries being directly linked to employment opportunities, with the net result of a reduction in the levels of
                               worklessness in the city and in particular the target wards and groups. In addition, the project will provide
                               additional capacity through linkages and referrals into a locality-based extension of the “One Step” outreach shop
                               approach. This strand will provide an “outreach” facility which will be based at the Northpoint shopping centre in
                               Bransholme and will ensure that residents of target communities have additional assisted brokerage support to
EDE                            access employment opportunities.
4.2.2
                               NEET Employment Initiative
                               This commission acknowledges the significant challenge that the NEET group in Hull poses (824 individuals) and
                               is designed to cater for young people who are seeking employment only (i.e. without training). The project will
                               receive up to £280,000 of NRF funding in 07/08. Projects developed under this commission are based upon
                               general employability and employment outcomes rather than vocational training. Proposals submitted under this
                               specification will deliver activities designed to improve the general employability of beneficiaries and place them
                               into sustainable employment during the lifetime of NRF funding.

                               25-39 Employment Initiative
                               Project proposals submitted under this specification will deliver activities designed to improve the general
                               employability of beneficiaries and place them into sustainable employment during the lifetime of the NRF funding.
                               Projects will equip beneficiaries with the skills (generic, attitudinal and vocational – where appropriate) required to
                               enter and sustain employment in specific sectors identified in ONE HULL‟s worklessness Floor Target Action
                               Plan e.g. retail, construction (and allied trades), Health & Social Care and Customer Services. The project will



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                receive up to £260,000 of NRF funding in 07/08.




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