Decision details

Recommissioning of an Integrated Lifestyle Service (One You Cheshire East)

Decision Maker: Adults and Health Committee

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


The Committee considered a report which sought approval to recommission an Integrated Lifestyle Service, currently known as One You Cheshire East.


The service provided information and support to encourage positive lifestyle behaviour change in Cheshire East residents, thereby providing early intervention support to reduce the need for statutory services.


Members asked questions in relation to the service and how it worked alongside the public heath team, specifically in relation to elements such as smoking and vaping. Officers agreed to circulate a presentation which had been provided to the Health and Wellbeing Board by the Trading Standards team and included information on their enforcement activity. Members wanted to see that whoever was awarded the contract recognised that there was an aging population, and this was just as important as the smoking element of the contract.


Some members expressed concerns that the One You service was part of a national programme, but the report lacked some detail in respect of KPI’s. Concerns were raised in respect of handing over responsibility to award a contract if members were not sure what it was that was being awarded and how well anyone bidding for the contract would meet those KPI’s. Officers assured members that information on performance was collated in all areas of the service and this could be shared with members. Further KPI’s would be developed going forward which would be shaped by national guidance and legislation.


Members asked questions in relation to the advertising of the service especially in rural areas. Officers reported that substantial efforts had been made in trying to communicate what the service provided and that they were at the beginning of the process and in designing what the new service would look like consideration would be given to lessons learnt and what has changed in needs assessment.


Members requested that they have sight of the proposed service design prior to it being awarded to offer oversight and scrutiny but stated that they did not want to delay the procurement process.


An amendment was moved and seconded which sought to include a third recommendation which requested that the Adults and Health Committee are provided with a full briefing on the redesigned contract specification before it is offered for bids.


This was voted on and carried unanimously and became part of the substantive motion.


RESOLVED: (Unanimously) That the Adults and Health Committee


1. approve the recommissioning of an Integrated Lifestyle Service.

2. are provided with a full briefing on the redesigned contract before it is offered for bids.

3. Delegate authority to the Executive Director – Adults, Health and Integration to award the contract.


Councillor A Kolker returned to the meeting following consideration of this item.


Publication date: 28/03/2024

Date of decision: 25/03/2024

Decided at meeting: 25/03/2024 - Adults and Health Committee

Effective from: 09/04/2024

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