Led by Public Health Hertfordshire, the Herts Sports Partnership, and the 10 District and Borough Councils (in the guise of HACO – Herts Association of Cultural Officers) discussions have been held with a wide range of groups/organisations to explain and garner support for our proposals.
Hertfordshire's Local Delivery Pilot funding bid will take a whole systems approach to supporting people with long term conditions to self-manage and improve their health and quality of life by being more physically active:
- Focus on reducing avoidable disability
- Clinicians to identify current barriers and work with us to solve them
- General & specific programmes
- Physical Activity totally embedded in the care pathway
To highlight the Sport England opportunity and to share our proposals we organised a workshop at the University of Hertfordshire on Tuesday 21st February 2017. That session was attended by some 64 representatives of over 40 different organisations (inc. all 10 District/Borough Councils) from across Hertfordshire. Feedback from the event has been positive, and there would appear to be a real appetite to support a county-wide, whole system approach bid, as outlined.
Together with colleagues in Public Health Hertfordshire, and our local government representatives, we feel that we have sufficient information to progress a Stage 1 application by the March 31st submission deadline.
Should we be successful in progressing to Stage 2, there will be an opportunity to stage district level workshops/events in partnership with HACO colleagues to discuss how you and your local organisations may add value to the proposed project and to ensure that any proposals are a local fit.
In the meantime, a copy of the presentations that formed part of the workshop, can be accessed below - click the document link to view.