GreaterSport is a Greater Manchester charity based in Manchester at the National Squash Centre. We are one of 43 Active Partnerships working as a network throughout the country to support the local implementation of the Sport England Uniting the Movement Strategy
Our shared purpose is to positively change the lives of people across Greater Manchester through physical activity, movement and sport. More information can be found by reading our Greater Manchester strategy for physical activity: GM Moving in Action
Greater Manchester has been awarded National Lottery funding by Sport England as a local delivery pilot area. Each of the ten localities are testing and exploring new measures to help children and young people aged 5-18 in out of school settings, those out of work or at risk of becoming workless, and those aged 40-60 with or at risk of long-term health conditions to become more active.
The focus of this opportunity is people with a long-term health condition (of any age) in Manchester and Trafford.
Manchester Local Care Organisation and Trafford Local Care Organisation are the public-sector partnership organisations that provide NHS community health services and adult social care services in Manchester and Trafford. This includes community nursing, community therapy, intermediate care, palliative (end of life) care, school nursing, health visiting, social work, reablement (providing short term support in people’s homes) and a wide range of other community-based health and social care services.
The LCOs have a joint leadership team across Manchester and Trafford who are responsible for running community services. The organisations also work closely with GPs, mental health services and the wider voluntary and community sector.
The aim of the LCOs is to improve health outcomes for people. Staff work as one team to support people at home or in the community, aiming to remove the barriers between health and social care so services are better coordinated around people’s needs. The teams work to prevent people from needing to go in to hospital where possible and also work to get people back home as soon as possible with the right care in place if they do need to spend time in hospital.
Many community health and social care staff are based together in teams as part of the LCOs. There are 12 of these teams in Manchester (known as integrated neighbourhood teams) and four area teams in Trafford (where a new neighbourhood model is being developed in 2022).
As well as working together to provide day to day health and care services, the LCOs have a role in working with local people, partners and voluntary groups to improve health and wellbeing in the neighbourhoods – working together to identify issues and develop solutions and engage with the local community in new ways.
We seek to appoint an organisation or collaborative to work alongside ourselves and the Programme Director for Long Term Conditions at Manchester and Trafford Local Care Organisation to increase knowledge and awareness of the benefits of moving more for non-medical staff and people working directly with communities so that it becomes an everyday part of what we do and what we talk about. Examples of who we are talking about could include VCSE sector organisations, public sector staff, non- medical staff within the NHS etc.
We know that activity levels have dropped through the pandemic. We are starting to see signs of recovery, but the impact has been more significant for those living with long term health conditions and staff can often feel uncomfortable starting a conversation about this (especially if we’re not very active ourselves)
Aim: To co-design, manage and deliver an approach that will support non-medical/ community facing staff to have better conversations to encourage people with long term conditions to be more active and build movement back into daily life
Where is the investment from?
This piece of work is being funded by GreaterSport / GM Moving via National Lottery funding awarded by Sport England
The successful organisation/collaborative will:
The approach will not:
|Guidelines (A4 pages)
|Understanding our needs
In this is section you should include:
How will you allocate the budget?£20,000, plus VAT
Value of initial contract: July 2022 to August/ September 2023
£20,000, plus VAT
Funding is confirmed until September 2023. If further funding is required beyond this date, we will look to have the contract reviewed to extend if the approach is successful.
|Wednesday 15 June 2022
|Deadline for expressions of interest
|Tuesday 12 July 2022
|Shortlisting and decision making
|Thursday 14 July 2022
|Organisations informed of decision
|Friday 15 July 2022
|Organisation/ collaborative appointed
|Monday 18 July 2022
|Development of approach
|July/ August 2022
|September 2022 onwards
|Initial Contract End
All submissions must be emailed to [email protected] by: Midnight on Tuesday 12 July 2022
Once received we will confirm via email.
How will submissions be assessed?
If you have any further enquiries regarding this brief, please contact Claire Tomkinson, Strategic Lead for People and Leadership: [email protected]
Prior to the training, many non-medical/community-facing staff didn't feel confident in discussing movement and physical activity within their work.
Across England, sports clubs and organisations are being supported by a new network of Sport Welfare Officers. They have been recruited by Active Partnerships and funded by Sport England through an investment of National Lottery money.