Decision details

Healthy Families Healthy Communities ' Change for Life Award

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care and Public Health

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Cabinet Member approval sought for contract award.


1.              RECOMMENDATIONS


1.1.         That Part B of this report be exempt from disclosure by virtue of the Local Government Act 1972 Schedule 12A, Part 1, paragraph 3 (as amended), in that it contains information relating to the financial or business affairs of any person (including the authority holding that information).


1.2.         That the Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care and Public Health approve the award of a contract to Family Action for a term of three years commencing 1st April 2020 to 31st March 2023, with the option to extend for a further two years until 31st March 2025, subject to performance and financial constraints.   The contract price for three-year term was £1,006,095. The two-year extension cost would be £680,353 making a five-year total contract value of £1,686,448.


1.3.         That the Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care and Public Health delegate approval to exercise the option to extend the WCC contract to the Executive Director for Adults Social Care and Health



2.              REASONS FOR DECISION


2.1.       The previous service model was made up of two lots: Lot 1 and Lot 2:


Lot 1 – Provision of Planning, Policy and Workforce Development.  This ended in line with the contracted expectations on 31 July 2018.


Lot 2 – Provision of the Obesity Prevention and Lifestyle Weight Management Service.  It was agreed to extend this with contract variations for a further yearto July 2019.


2.2.         The move to Bi-Borough arrangements and a review of the contract in early 2018 led to the recommendation to discontinue Lot 2 on completion of the one-year extension. It was agreed that to continue the contract and extend in its current form was not a viable option.

2.3.         During this extension period, different options were explored to ensure improved health and wellbeing outcomes. The need to deliver a more holistic approach to streamline systems and make efficiencies was evident throughout the review and in discussion with stakeholders.


2.4.         The Tackling Childhood Obesity Programme (TCOT) came to an end in 2019 allowing us to bring together a whole systems approach to tackling obesity. This had enabled the design of a three-strand programme of organisational capacity building, health promotion services and neighbourhood projects accommodating the learning from previous projects that would form part of the wider health promotion ‘Change4Life’ programme.


2.5.         The start date of the new service was planned for 1st April 2020.  The core requirement of the new service was the support for overweight children identified by the statutory National Child Measurement Programme (NCMP) which measured all children in reception and year 6 in the autumn and spring terms. It was timely that the new service began in April 2020 as it would work with children identified by the NCMP in the school summer term and throughout the summer months.


Publication date: 27/02/2020

Date of decision: 27/02/2020

Effective from: 06/03/2020

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