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Decision details

Acceptance of Adult Weight Management Grant Funding

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Culture, Parks and Leisure

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No

Purpose:

The purpose of the report is to seek approval of the:

 

·       £493,278 grant funding that Sheffield City Council has been awarded to expand existing behavioural weight management services as outlined in this report

 

·       The proposal is then to award this funding to the existing weight management service commissioned by Sheffield City Council allowing them to expand existing provision in line with Department of Health and Social Care requirements.

 

Decision:

That the Cabinet Member for Culture, Parks and Leisure:

 

  1. Approves the Council accepting £493,278 from the Department for Health and Social Care (DHSC) for the Adult Weight Management Services grant programme.

 

  1. Notes and agrees in principal to the approach outlined in this report to expand the existing weight management contract.

 

  1. Delegates authority to the Director of Culture and Environment and the Director of Public Health, in consultation with the Director of Legal and Governance and the Director of Finance and Commercial Services to enter in to the variation with the existing provider.

 

  1. To the extent not already delegated to them by the Leaders Scheme of Delegations, delegates authority to the Director of Culture and Environment and Director of Public Health, in consultation with the Director of Legal and Governance and the Director of Finance and Commercial Services to take any other decisions necessary in order to meet the aims and objects of the report.

 

 

Reasons for the decision:

The additional funding will allow us to increase support for adults living with obesity and allow us to increase the focus on tackling inequalities in access. 

 

Alternative options considered:

Alternative Option One - Not accept this grant funding. 

This option was not considered to be in the best interest of the population of Sheffield.

 

Alternative Option Two - Approach the market rather than expand the existing adult weight management contract. 

However, the grant is only available for 1 year and council already commissions an adult weight management service which was secured through a competitive tender process.  Therefore it is proposed that we expand this existing provision subject to the value for money requirements outlined in this report.  

Urgent item?: Yes

Publication date: 22/04/2021

Date of decision: 22/04/2021

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