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Decision details

People Keeping Well - Next Steps (2020-2023)

Decision Maker: Co-operative Executive

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes


The purpose of this report is to outline People Keeping Well (which is part of Better Care Fund) for the next two years.


NB People Keeping Well is Sheffield’s community based approach to improving people’s health and wellbeing and is delivered by voluntary, community and faith organisations (sometimes references as social prescribing).



The Executive Director, People Services, submitted a report outlining the plans for the next three years (April 2020 to March 2023) for the People Keeping Well (PKW) Programme.




The PKW Programme is part of the Better Care Fund and is Sheffield’s community based approach to improving people’s health and wellbeing (sometimes described as social prescribing) and is delivered by voluntary, community and faith organisations.




RESOLVED: That Cabinet:-




(a) notes and acknowledge the contents of the report;




(b) authorises grant funding of the lead partners, as detailed and set out in the report, in order to deliver the People Keeping Well Programme (April 2020 to March 2023); and




(c) where no authority exists under the Leader’s Scheme of Delegation, delegates such authority to the Director of Commissioning, Inclusion and Learning, in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Health and Social Care and the Director of Finance and Commercial Services, to award grant funding and thereafter to enter into funding agreements in line with the report and to take such other steps where no authority exists, to meet the aims and objectives of the report, for the period April 2020 to March 2023.




Reasons for Decision




The reasons for the recommendations made are detailed in the table in section 6 of the report.




Alternatives Considered and Rejected




Section 5 of the report details the pros and cons of the alternative options which were considered and discounted.  Those alternative options were (a) refresh and review the current PKW Leads, (b) decommission and deliver in-house and (c) decommission and end PKW.




Any Interest Declared or Dispensation Granted








Reason for Exemption if Public/Press Excluded During Consideration








Respective Director Responsible for Implementation




John Macilwraith, Executive Director, People Services




Relevant Scrutiny and Policy Development Committee If Decision Called In




Healthier Communities and Adult Social Care




Publication date: 20/02/2020

Date of decision: 19/02/2020

Decided at meeting: 19/02/2020 - Co-operative Executive

Effective from: 27/02/2020

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