Weight Management Programme for Adults

Background

In March 2021, the government announced an additional £100 million of funding to support people living with excess weight and obesity to lose weight and maintain healthier lifestyles. Over £30 million of this new funding has been distributed between local authorities to support the expansion of adult weight management services.

A second round of this funding programme is now being launched by Calderdale Council in partnership with Community Foundation for Calderdale (CFFC). We are looking for new programmes that will complement the existing services in Calderdale delivered by Slimming World and the Council’s own Better Living Service.

Aims and Objectives

The overall aim of the fund is to contribute to a reduction in the number of people who are overweight or obese and who are therefore at greater risk of health conditions like diabetes, heart disease or stroke.

The fund can only be used to deliver adult behavioural weight management services.

The objectives of the fund are:

  • to increase the total number of adults accessing weight management services in Calderdale.
  • to increase the number of people from target population groups accessing weight management services in Calderdale.
  • to support adults who are accessing the programmes to lose weight.

The funding for these grants has come from the Department of Health & Social Care (DHSC). DHSC has set out clear guidance and instructions about the programmes that can be funded.

You will be asked in your application how your proposed programme will meet the following requirements:

  • Programmes must reflect NICE guidance [PH53]: Weight management – lifestyle services for overweight or obese adults.
  • Programmes must address diet, physical activity and behaviour change.
  • Participants must be residents of Calderdale aged 18 or over with a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 25 or more.
  • Participants must be supported for at least 12 weeks.
  • Participants should not already be paying for weight management support.
  • Programmes must begin no later than 1st September 2022 and end no later than 30th November 2022.
  • Programme providers must be able to demonstrate that they are  suitably qualified to deliver weight management programmes. This could includea diploma or certificate in Weight Loss, Weight Management or Diet & Nutrition (other relevant qualifications will also be considered). Applications will be prioritised where providers are able to demonstrate previous experience of providing Weight Management programmes.
  • Programme providers will be required to submit monthly anonymised data for all of their participants to Calderdale Council for onward submission to the Office for Health Improvement and Disparities.

Applying

Please read the attached FAQs and Guidance for applicants before applying using the link below:

Guidance

FAQ’s

Please click here to apply to the Weight Management Programme Fund   

The deadline for applications is 10am Thursday 30th June 2022

Help and Further Information

There will be an online information session for people wishing to apply at 11.30am on Monday 20th June 2022

Please click here to access the Teams meeting: https://tinyurl.com/2p8tay65

You can also call or email for help and advice from the Council or CFFC: