Freedom of information response

Lifestyle improvement services

Publication date: 
Tuesday 10 December 2019
Request: 

Please confirm if it is the intention of the authority to commission, or recommission, a combination of  "lifestyle improvement services" as an integrated lifestyle service, or similar, in 2020. For the purpose of this FOI request, lifestyle improvement services include:

  • Adult Weight management

  • Child Weight management

  • Family Weight management

  • Smoking Cessation

  • Drug and Alcohol Support

  • NHS Health Checks

  • Physical Activity

Digital or remote lifestyle support

Response: 
  • Currently it is the intention to continue

  • This is integrated within the provision of the 0-19 Healthy Child Programme via the Brighter Futures Healthy Families Services through a 3 year contract with provision for a +2 year extension. 

    The digital weight programme (in pilot phase) starts at 14 years old

  • No integrated offer exists or is currently planned although the Digital weight management programme starts from age 14 up

  • Thurrock Healthy lifestyle service provides a smoking cessation offer

  • It is the intention to commission a Drug and Alcohol service/support for both adults and young people

  • This is a statutory obligation of the Authority so this will continue

  • Exercise on referral service is currently planned to continue

  • This is currently in a pilot phase. Continuation will be subject to evaluation end of quarter 4.

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Request reference:
FOI 9565