Decision details

Social Prescribing & Active Travel Pilot

Decision Maker: Deputy Chief Executive -

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Purpose:

The purpose of the decision is to allocate the £100k funds awarded by Department of Transport via Transport for Greater Manchester to undertake an Active Travel & Social Prescribing Pilot.

Decision:

RESOLVED - That: To allocate the funds as set out in the Appendix below, and in line with the original project proposal as approved by TfGM and GMCA and to enter into a Grant Agreement with Action Together.

Reasons for the decision:

Option 1 – To allocate the funds as set out in the Appendix below, and in line with the original project proposal as approved by TfGM and GMCA and to enter into a Grant Agreement with Action Together.
Option 2 – To develop an alternative proposal to spend the allocated funds and submit for approval to GMCA/TfGM. This option is not recommended as the attached proposal is in line with the objectives of the funding and has previously been approved.
Option 3 – Do not drawn down the funding from GM. This option is not recommended as will result in Oldham losing out on additional funds to support service provision and community activity which will benefit residents.

Alternative options considered:

Option 2 – To develop an alternative proposal to spend the allocated funds and submit for approval to GMCA/TfGM. This option is not recommended as the attached proposal is in line with the objectives of the funding and has previously been approved.
Option 3 – Do not drawn down the funding from GM. This option is not recommended as will result in Oldham losing out on additional funds to support service provision and community activity which will benefit residents.

Other reasons / organisations consulted

This proposal has been developed in partnership between Oldham Council (Thriving Communities, Sport, Leisure & Wellbeing, Public Health, Transportation Policy, Districts), Action Together as VCFSE Local Infrastructure Organisation and lead provider for Social Prescribing. Through the process we have also consulted with Northern Roots, Central Primary Care Network and TfGM.

Contact: Rachel Dyson, Thriving Communities Hub Lead Email: rachel.dyson@oldham.gov.uk Email: rachel.dyson@oldham.gov.uk.

Publication date: 01/02/2024

Date of decision: 28/06/2023

Effective from:

Current call-in Count: 0

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