Decision details

Development of a partnership approach to the commissioning of physical activity provision in Derbyshire

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


This report seeks to agree a “partnership agreement” with Active Partners Trust, also know as Active Derbyshire, and current providers, including district and borough councils and Shift, who deliver Exercise by Referral, Walk Derbyshire, a programme for Looked after Children and Jog Derbyshire. To achieve the aims and objectives of the council to improve service deliver by maximising and sharing resources. Specifically to develop a more integrated approach to physical activity across the county and develop a more varied offer of activities and choice.


Councillor C Hart introduced a report which had been circulated in advance of the meeting, seeking approval to change the grant funding of physical activity interventions to a commissioned approach.


RESOLVED to approve the approach to Public Health physical activity provision as set out in this paper:


1)   Derbyshire County Council Public Health entering negotiations to develop of a partnership agreement (as outlined in the Council’s Financial Regulation’s, pages 111 to 115) with Active Partners Trust, and current providers, district and borough councils and SHIFT, who deliver Exercise by Referral, Walk Derbyshire, a programme for Looked after Children and Jog Derbyshire;


2)   The development of a partnership agreement to achieve the aims and objectives of the Council by the most effective means and to improve service delivery by maximising and sharing the use of resources and forging new relationships and ways of working;


3)   The negotiation of a partnership agreement which will involve all parties for the first year to ensure that a new model of services is developed, and all legal requirements are met. With the intention to move towards a sole provider model in year 2 with Active Partners Trust (Active Derbyshire) becoming the lead commissioning body; and


4)   Agrees that the Director of Public Health approves the associated service specification and partnership agreement.

Report author: Angela Kirkham

Publication date: 08/09/2022

Date of decision: 08/09/2022

Decided at meeting: 08/09/2022 - Cabinet

Effective from: 16/09/2022

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