{meta} Decision - Empower You Programme - Harry Golby/Tori Quinn

Decision details

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Salford City Council – Record of Decision


I, Councillor Gina Reynolds, Lead Member for Adult Services, Health & Wellbeing and co-chair of the Adults Commissioning Committee, in exercise of the powers contained within the City Council Constitution, do hereby approve: The commissioning of Empower You from Unlimited Potential to provide a short-term intensive programme enabling disabled people and those around them to lead active lifestyles for a contract term of 3 years (with an option to extended +1 year, +1 year), at an annual cost of £83,468 (plus VAT if applicable), with inflationary uplifts.

The reasons are: The project would deliver benefits to people with LD/complex needs and it delivers services that are over and above those already commissioned from Aspire. This should help to extend the scope of the current Aspire service.

Options considered and rejected were: An alternative model for the project which provided 1:1 support to clients was proposed to the Integrated Community Based Care Commissioning Group in 2018 but it was agreed this was too costly for so few participants.

Assessment of risk: The work of Empower You to date has shown the barriers to physical activity faced by disabled people. Without this service or something equivalent that helps disabled people overcome these barriers, disabled people in Salford will continue to face inequitable access to physical activity and the health risks associated with an inactive lifestyle. Commissioning of Empower You or an alternative service would mitigate these risks.

The source of funding is: Adult’s integrated fund

Legal advice obtained: NA

Financial advice obtained: From CCG finance team

Procurement advice obtained: NA

HR advice obtained: NA

Climate change advice obtained: NA

The following documents have been used to assist the decision-making process: Paper presented to Adults Commissioning Committee

Contact Officer:Tori Quinn – tori.quinn@nhs.net                                                                                            

The appropriate scrutiny committee to call-in the decision is the Health and Social Care Scrutiny Panel.


Signed: Councillor Gina Reynolds                                                              Dated:  13 May 2020                       Lead Member Adult Services Health and Wellbeing


This decision was published on 14 May 2020.                                                      

Unless it is called-in in accordance with the decision-making process rules, this decision will come into force at 4:00pm on 21 May 2020.

Publication date: 14/05/2020

Date of decision: 13/05/2020

Decided at meeting: 13/05/2020 - Adult Commissioning Committee

Effective from: 22/05/2020

Accompanying Documents: