Decision details

Family Weight Management Service

Decision Maker: Director of Public Health

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To approve a proposal to pilot the family weight management service model across the County


Approval has been given to pilot an 18 month family weight management service for North Yorkshire

Reasons for the decision:

Since the decommissioning of the Healthy Choices child weight management service in autumn 2020, there has been no weight management service or support for children, young people and families in North Yorkshire.

The intention of a pilot Family Weight Management Service will be aligned to the Adult Weight Management Service. The vision for the longer term is to have one combined weight management service for North Yorkshire - for children, young people, families and adults.

The proposal is to commission (from the Public Health reserves) one service provider to deliver a tier two family weight management service remotely via telephone or video calls across all seven locality areas of North Yorkshire.

The Family Weight Management Service will utilise the current Adult Weight Management Service modelling to support adults who have dependents that need a holistic support for the whole family. The Service will also take referrals for children and young people through the National Child Measurement Programme and other health professional referral routes such as Healthy Child Team, Early Help, and primary care

The overarching aim of the Family Weight Management Service is to provide a free, evidence-based, remote 9-month weight management service to the eligible population to improve lifestyles and achieve a healthy weight for the long term.

Publication date: 22/09/2022

Date of decision: 16/09/2022

Effective from: 30/09/2022