Decision details

*Republished: call in no longer applies* Wellbeing and Prevention services review

Decision Maker: Corporate Director of Health and Adult Services

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No


To approve the future proposed commissioning model for delivery of wellbeing and prevention services through locality based hubs, with the available funding allocated on a population and needs basis.

Reasons for the decision:

Health and Adult Services currently holds wellbeing and prevention block contracts with eleven different voluntary and community sector organisations for delivery of support across North Yorkshire. All contracts are due to end on the 30th September 2018, and so if there is to be a continued investment in the voluntary sector a new procurement is needed.
A new contracting model is proposed to ensure most effective use of resources and to support delivery of NYCC Health and Adult Services 2020 Vision.
The proposed future investment approach has been designed to be in line with the prevention approach which has been developed by the Council over the last four years; with more of a focus on outcomes, and on building on and supporting the growth of community assets and strengths.
Support will be prioritised to those at risk of needing regular social care services, and reflect the Council’s aim to prevent, reduce and delay the need for statutory social care services.
The review has identified there is currently an inequitable distribution of services and funding across North Yorkshire with a significant proportion of the current funding in Harrogate. In order to establish a more equitable approach to allocation of funds based on population need an evidence-based funding formula has been developed with Public Health.

Alternative options considered:

Alternative options for future investment models have been explored as part of engagement and consultation.

Publication date: 01/04/2021

Date of decision: 02/03/2018