Decision details

ActiveHERE

Decision Maker: Director of Adults and Communities

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Purpose:

To approve the commissioning of an ActiveHERE service

Decision:

That:

a) ActiveHERE be commissioned for the period 1st April 2019 to March 2021 (1 +

1 year contract) focused on supporting inactive adults into physical activity

through the ActivePlus pathway and development of activities on offer in four

key communities;

b) The four communities in which the activity development will be focussed will

be determined based on demographics, community assets and population

characteristics;

c) The maximum budget allocated to this programme will be £78,238 plus £6,000

internal costs (£39,119 plus £3,000 per annum);

d) The contract is allocated to the project as a 1 + 1 year contract;

e) The Director for Public Health be authorised to finalise the service

specification and award contracts for ActiveHERE within the agreed budget.

Alternative options considered:

The existing delivery model with two pathways could be extended. This is not

recommended as the delivery cost would be £133,990 over two years, the project has

already been delivered countywide and maintaining the project growth would be

unsustainable.

2. The ActiveHERE project is drawn to a close. This is not recommended as the identified

need remains, the project has demonstrated clear beneficial outcomes and it plays a key

Further information on the subject of this report is available from

Health Improvement Practitioner, Tel: 01432383144, email: kristan.pritchard@herefordshire.gov.uk

role in supporting other health improvement services such as the Healthy Lifestyle Trainer

Service (HLTS). Ending this programme would have a countywide impact on adult

physical activity and obesity rates, as well as adult mental wellbeing (outcomes in the

Public health outcomes Framework and contributors to the strategic objectives in the

Health and Wellbeing Strategy to reduce premature mortality).

3. Bring ActiveHERE in house. This would require the expansion of the HLTS to include

specific physical activity support and asset development. This is not recommended as it

would require creating additional capacity in the existing team. Furthermore, the

community development of activities is not currently a role within HLTS’s remit.

Contact: Kristan Pritchard, Health improvement practitioner Email: Kristan.Pritchard@herefordshire.gov.uk Tel: 01432383144.

Publication date: 29/11/2018

Date of decision: 29/11/2018

Effective from: 06/12/2018

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