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Business Item
Acceptance of Funding from Ipswich and East Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) for the re-procurement of the Connect for Health Social Prescribing Programme
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Date of Decision
Tue 4 Jan 2022
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Report of the Cabinet Member with responsibility for Community Health
Matter for Decision (to consider...)
To seek approval to accept funding from Ipswich and East Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) for the Connect for Health Social Prescribing Programme in the south of East Suffolk, Babergh, Mid Suffolk and Ipswich, and to commence the re-procurement of the service in January 2022.
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Service Area 2
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Decision Made
That it be retrospectively agreed that the Council accepts a grant of a minimum of £1,626,000 from Ipswich and East Suffolk CCG, and that East Suffolk Council should lead the procurement process to secure providers to deliver Connect for Health in each of the eight Integrated Neighbourhood Team (INT) areas that make up the Ipswich and East Suffolk Alliance area. Should additional funding be secured for social prescribing this may be added into the contract.
Reason for Decision
Connect for Health has had a proven impact both in terms of achieving outcomes for individuals and reducing pressure on health and care practitioners, particularly with the advent of Covid-19. Social Prescribing is a core element of the emerging personalised care agenda and health and wellbeing programmes increasingly include an element of social prescribing to support and enable individuals and increase both individual and community resilience. 
Alternative Options Considered and Rejected
The former Suffolk Coastal District Council led the procurement of the original Connect for Health Social Prescribing Service on behalf of Ipswich and East Suffolk CCG, Suffolk County Council and Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils in 2019. This contract was due to expire on March 31, 2022, and East Suffolk Council had been asked to lead the re-procurement of the service. The CCG currently funded one day a week of the Head of Communities time plus an Integration and Partnership Manager post supporting the Integrated Neighbourhood Teams in the south of the District. This staffing capacity would work with the Council’s Procurement and Legal Teams on the re-procurement of Connect for Health. 
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Aldeburgh and Leiston; Carlford and Fynn Valley; Deben; Eastern Felixstowe; Framlingham; Kelsale and Yoxford; Kesgrave; Martlesham and Purdis Farm; Melton; Orwell and Villages; Rendlesham and Orford; Rushmere St Andrew; Saxmundham; Western Felixstowe; Wickham Market; Woodbridge


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Date & Time CreatedUser Full NameStatus DescriptionDetails
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20/12/2021 14:51:12Matt MakinBusiness Item Created 
20/12/2021 14:51:12Matt MakinCommittee AddedCabinet
20/12/2021 14:51:12Matt MakinMeeting Added04/01/2022 6:30PM
20/12/2021 14:52:26Matt MakinWard AddedAldeburgh and Leiston
20/12/2021 14:52:26Matt MakinWard AddedCarlford and Fynn Valley
20/12/2021 14:52:26Matt MakinWard AddedDeben
20/12/2021 14:52:26Matt MakinWard AddedEastern Felixstowe
20/12/2021 14:52:26Matt MakinWard AddedFramlingham
20/12/2021 14:52:26Matt MakinWard AddedKelsale and Yoxford
20/12/2021 14:52:26Matt MakinWard AddedKesgrave


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