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									                                            ACTIVE & HEALTHY GATESHEAD


Driving up Life Expectancy

Pathway Milestone            2030 Improvement Target   Links to LAA   Progress to March 09
Smoking in Gateshead below              -              NI 123         Smokefree Gateshead Alliance has been refreshed.
national average                                                      Stop smoking services have been expanded and
                                                                      payment levels for the provision of intermediate
                                                                      support has increased.
                                                                      A review of prescribing pathways for stop smoking
                                                                      support has been undertaken and an action plan to
                                                                      improve access to pharmacological aids, particularly
                                                                      Nicotine Replacement Therapy, is being
                                                                      implemented.
                                                                      However, the 2008 Gateshead Lifestyle survey shows
                                                                      that smoking prevalence has not changed greatly in
                                                                      Gateshead since 2004 - 26% of adult males and 25%
                                                                      of adult females smoke.
                                                                      In light of performance to-date a remedial action plan
                                                                      has been put in place, which is being overseen at
                                                                      Director level in SoTWear NHS and performance is
                                                                      being monitored on a fortnightly basis. A review of
                                                                      outlets for stop smoking support has been undertaken
                                                                      and new locations identified.
                                                                      New advertising materials have been produced and
                                                                      disseminated. A marketing campaign has also been
                                                                      undertaken.
                                                                      In quarters one and two of 2008/09, 1,135 people
                                                                      were supported in a quit attempt and 540 people



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                                                                      successfully quit.
                                                                      The proportion of women smoking during pregnancy
                                                                      continues to reduce, with Gateshead being one of the
                                                                      top performing areas in the region. SoTW NHS have
                                                                      identified additional capacity to support the specialist
                                                                      smoking cessation advisor with specific responsibility
                                                                      to support pregnant women and their partners.
                                                                      The service improvement plan and tobacco action
                                                                      plan for Gateshead includes key actions to improve
                                                                      outcomes for children and young people which
                                                                      include promoting no smoking within the home,
                                                                      engaging children and young people to ensure
                                                                      healthy choices are made and children and young
                                                                      people choose not to smoke. A multi agency
                                                                      approach has been adopted, with an action plan to
                                                                      increase access to intermediate services and to
                                                                      address issues relating to specialist services.

                                                                      The Council‟s Neighbourhood Wardens are working
                                                                      with Northumbria Police on an enforcement initiative
                                                                      that will allow some of the wardens to exercise limited
                                                                      police powers e.g. the ability to confiscate tobacco
                                                                      from Under 16s. These and other powers would be
                                                                      granted within a Community Safety Accreditation
                                                                      Scheme.

                                                                      A joint Council/PCT Tobacco Control Manager will be



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                                                                      appointed to lead activity to reduce and prevent
                                                                      smoking on a partnership basis.

Lowest obesity rate in UK               -              NI 56          A 5 tiered model of service delivery has been
                                                                      developed, enabling an effective adult weight
                                                                      management programme to be commissioned to
                                                                      prevent, treat and manage obesity. The pathway of
                                                                      care has been launched in Gateshead, with
                                                                      commissioned providers beginning to deliver at each
                                                                      tier of the obesity pathway in October 2008. These
                                                                      programmes include Slimming on referral, Community
                                                                      Weight Management Programme (formerly „Balance
                                                                      It‟), expansion of the GOAL scheme, Specialist
                                                                      Weight Management Service and Bariatic Surgery.
                                                                      To-date, nearly 2,000 people have been referred and
                                                                      accessed these interventions.
                                                                      A comprehensive training audit has also been
                                                                      undertaken with a range of providers, organisations
                                                                      and settings in order to plan the level of skills,
                                                                      knowledge and competencies which will be needed to
                                                                      effectively support the pathway of Acer and
                                                                      commissioned programmes.

                                                                      A review of Childhood obesity services is also
                                                                      underway which will lead to the provision of further
                                                                      and improved services for children, families and
                                                                      adults in order that we can effectively prevent,



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                                                                      manage and treat across the life course.
                                                                      Following success of the pilot Balance It! Getting the
                                                                      Balance right Pathway of care for children, we have
                                                                      now mainstreamed the programme, with a multi
                                                                      agency commitment to continue to develop and
                                                                      review its progress.
                                                                      The Childhood Balance It programme Steering Group
                                                                      has recently agreed spend of the reward funding that
                                                                      was received as part of the original pilot LAA project.
                                                                      A number of both capital and revenue projects are
                                                                      now under development.
                                                                      Physical activity opportunities as part of the childhood
                                                                      Balance It Programme continue to expand and a
                                                                      number of activity days have run focuses around
                                                                      outdoor / adventurous activities.
                                                                      Balance It – It‟s Your Health is a weight management
                                                                      programme for adults in the East of Gateshead, linked
                                                                      to the LAA – Target 13, due to end in March 2009
                                                                      Partners (Gateshead Council, PCT and NHS
                                                                      Foundation Trust) have worked intensively towards
                                                                      achieving this LAA target.
                                                                      An evaluation of this programme is underway with
                                                                      Northumbria University to assess the effectiveness of
                                                                      the approach and programme.
                                                                      An adult and family obesity management group and a
                                                                      children and young people obesity management
                                                                      group have been established.



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                                                                      Gateshead has undergone a National Support Team
                                                                      Visit from the Department of Health for childhood
                                                                      obesity across South of Tyne and Wear in January
                                                                      09. An action plan is currently under development
                                                                      following this visit.
                                                                      South of Tyne and Wear PCT has commissioned
                                                                      Gateshead Council Sport and Leisure to develop and
                                                                      deliver on a number of obesity weight management
                                                                      services, including a community weight management
                                                                      service, the exercise on referral programme, a
                                                                      specialist weight management service, a maternity
                                                                      lifestyle service and an obesity and nutrition service
                                                                      The obesity and weight management service
                                                                      continues to progress in terms of infrastructure –
                                                                      discussions are taking aplce about putting the
                                                                      relevant ICT requirements in place to enable to co-
                                                                      location of teams from Gateshead Council, Queen
                                                                      Elizabeth Hospital and City Hospital in Sunderland.
                                                                      The Team are to be based at Gateshead Old Town
                                                                      Hall which will be the base for the delivery and
                                                                      development of these services across the Borough
                                                                      Nearly 3000 people were referred into Gateshead
                                                                      Opportunities for an active lifestyle (GOAL) exercise
                                                                      on referral programme throughout 2008.

                                                                      The Council has a Smoking Cessation Co-ordinator in
                                                                      place to provide support to Council employees.



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Gateshead top of life        By 2030, Gateshead is at   NI 120         Performance against NI 120, All Age All Cause
expectancy table             the top of the life                       Mortality (rate per 100,000 population) shows
                             expectancy tables in                      continuous improvement over the years. The rate for
                             England                                   Males in 2007 was 776.22 (down from 1239.78 in
                                                                       1993) and for Females in 2007 was 538.46 (down
                             By 2030, Gateshead has                    from 772.51 in 1993). However, the performance
                             the lowest death rate in                  against targets set for 2005-07 pooled figures shows
                             England                                   that for Males this was 812.53 against a target of 772
                                                                       and for Females was 571.38 against a target of 544.
                                                                       The average for Spearhead group was M:834.22,
                                                                       F:576.30; England average M:710.11, F:500.22
                                                                       (also 2005-07 pooled figures).
                                                                       SoTW has invested £12m into improving peoples
                                                                       lifestyles and health inc the development of a
                                                                       systematic vascular checks programme for 40-74
                                                                       year olds, commissioning of services for smoking and
                                                                       obesity (inc food and activity). Strategies and plans
                                                                       have been developed with partners to use this
                                                                       investment to secure changes in people‟s health.
                                                                       There is a workforce well-being element to this work
                                                                       with the Council‟s Occupational Health service piloting
                                                                       risk assessment.
                                                                       The Gateshead Healthier Communities OSC has
                                                                       approved service improvement plans covering Health
                                                                       Impact Assessment, Community Health Engagement,
                                                                       Anti-poverty, Smoking, Lifestyle, Alcohol reduction
                                                                       and Equity audit.



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                                                                      An Active & Healthy Directors Group has been
                                                                      established to maximise the Council‟s role in
                                                                      progressing health improvement across Gateshead.




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10 year programme promoting               -             NI 120         C4Life campaign launched by DH, including a
health is launched                                                     supermarket in Gateshead. Not well integrated to
                                                                       date, but could be used more effectively.
                                                                       Social marketing approach under way with some
                                                                       initial research.

Campaign for family           By 2030, Gateshead will   NI 8           A number of family focused activities have been
involvement in sport and      be the most active        NI 110         developed to encourage greater participation in sport
leisure                       community in England                     and physical activity.
                                                                       An audit of activities taking place across the Borough
                                                                       has been reviewed and the Sport and Leisure Service
                                                                       is now making changes to programmes and
                                                                       opportunities to take into account the findings of the
                                                                       audit review / update.
                                                                       Provided 1.7 million customers with sporting and
                                                                       leisure opportunities within Gateshead Council
                                                                       facilities, throughout 2008.
                                                                       Encouraged over 2000 people to sign up to a
                                                                       healthier and more active life by joining the GO
                                                                       membership scheme giving access to Gyms,
                                                                       Swimming, fitness classes, track, steam and sauna.
                                                                       Helped increase adult participation in sport and
                                                                       physical activity in Gateshead from 18% to 22.9%, as
                                                                       demonstrated by the interim results of Sport
                                                                       England‟s Active People Survey.
                                                                       Opened Sport and Leisure facilities for over 45,000
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                                                                           opportunities to the residents of Gateshead.
                                                                           Nearly 13,000 sports specific attendances were
                                                                           recorded across a range of 13 sports delivered by the
                                                                           Sport and Physical Activity Development Team.
                                                                           Recorded over 270,000 general swimming
                                                                           attendances in our 5 pools.
                                                                           6 facilities maintained their Quest Accreditation, the
                                                                           national award for the sport and leisure industry. All
                                                                           increased their score demonstrating continuous
                                                                           improvement with Gateshead Leisure Centre being
                                                                           the only site in the North East in the top quartile.
                                                                           Nearly 50,000 fitness class attendances took place in
                                                                           a range of activities including pilates, aqua-fit, box-a-
                                                                           cise, hi/lo aerobics, cycle-cise and more.

Map demand for and                           -              NI 7           A number of community cafes are inexistence across
availability of community                                   NI 175         the Borough and support is provided via a number of
cafes/kitchens                                                             different sources.
                                                                           Community Cafes are active at the following venues:
All people in deprived areas to                                            Connect Café at Felling, T-Junction at the Elgin
have access to community                                                   Centre, Leam Lane Community Kitchen, MIND at St.
cafe/kitchens or help with                                                 Chad‟s Church Hall and St. Joseph‟s Church Hall in
cooking skills                                                             Blaydon.
                                                                           Community gardens are offering opportunities for
                                                                           local people to be physically and socially active. In
                                                                           addition, they provide various volunteering activities.




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Gateshead hosts the UK                      -              NI 110         The Youth Sport Trust and Fast Track recently visited
school games                                                              Tyne and Wear to identify sporting venues for the
                                                                          Games in 2010.
                                                                          More detailed planning for this event will take place
                                                                          upon completion of the event in September 2009 in
                                                                          Cardiff.
                                                                          2 volunteer projects are underway linked directly to
                                                                          identifying volunteers for the UK School Games – one
                                                                          is the Regional Cultural Volunteers Pilot - Get With It!
                                                                          funded by ONE North East and the other is a Young
                                                                          Events Volunteer Project funded by the Youth Sport
                                                                          Trust and „V‟.

Improve partnership working to              -              NI 112         A sexual health strategy has been developed across
improve sexual health in                                                  the three PCTs South of Tyne and Wear. It aims to
Gateshead                                                                 promote sexual health alongside the modernisation of
                                                                          services to improve quality and access.
                                                                          A multi-agency strategy group has been established
                                                                          to co-ordinate the delivery of actions. A Gateshead
                                                                          Genito-Urinary Medicine (GUM) service has been
                                                                          commissioned and delivery commenced in July 2008
                                                                          within Bensham Hospital. The service will work
                                                                          together with contraception services to provide
                                                                          seamless care.
                                                                          The PCT and Council have been working in
                                                                          partnership to increase the number of young people




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                                                                     screened for Chlamydia.1,660 young people were
                                                                     screened for the infection during 2007/08.

Major health education                 -              NI 120         Health related behaviour figures below show a
programme in schools and                                             complex picture with progress in some areas, such as
community hubs launched -                                            eating more fruit and vegetables.
„Your Health, Your Life‟                                             Adult participation in sport and physical activity in
                                                                     Gateshead increased from 18% to 22.9%, as
                                                                     demonstrated by the interim results of Sport
                                                                     England‟s Active People Survey.
                                                                     School Sport Survey showed an increase in
                                                                     participation of school aged children and those
                                                                     achieving the 2 hours (86%) in school delivery of high
                                                                     quality PE and School Sport achieved over the
                                                                     national target set.
                                                                     Gateshead Council has accepted the Government‟s
                                                                     offer to implement free swimming for under 16‟s from
                                                                     April 2009 for a period of three years.
                                                                     The National Healthy School Programme Team have
                                                                     praised our “strong Healthy School Partnership”. 67
                                                                     schools within the borough have gained healthy
                                                                     schools status.
                                                                     Positive Activities for Young People programme
                                                                     (PAYP) which promotes general health and
                                                                     addresses obesity.
                                                                     A number of holiday programmes across the Borough
                                                                     offer positive activities for young people through the



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                                                                            PAYP funding that is available.
                                                                            180 young people participate in the sports outreach
                                                                            programme each week.

Completion of Gateshead                       -              NI 8           Health Impact Assessment of Gateshead International
International Stadium                                        NI 110         Stadium is being followed up to assess impact on
                                                                            inequalities of recommendations and refresh the
                                                                            findings in relation to GIS and the Olympics
                                                                            preparations.
                                                                            Hosted the Aviva British Grand Prix, which only 7
                                                                            days after the Beijing Olympics welcomed 18 Olympic
                                                                            medallists to Gateshead International Stadium.
                                                                            Gateshead International Stadium and Gateshead
                                                                            Leisure Centre were included in the LOCOG‟s official
                                                                            London 2012 Pre-Games Training Camp Guide as
                                                                            possible venues.

Health trainers available to all              -              NI 120         Health trainers run 30 sessions every week, working
who want to improve their                                                   with around 8,300 people last year. They have
health                                                                      worked with people with learning disabilities to
                                                                            facilitate access to leisure facilities and exercise
                                                                            programmes.

150th anniversary of Blaydon                  -              NI 8           This is one of the oldest road events in the country,
Races                                                                       which takes place annually on the 9th June. The
                                                                            Council continues to work with the organisers to




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                                                                          deliver the annual event successfully.

                                                                          This also links to the Blaydon Races Festival, also
                                                                          held annually, where there is a varied programme of
                                                                          activities for the public running up to the race itself.

All people will have access to              -              NI 120         All Sport and Physical Activity and health focused
„7 steps to healthy eating‟                                               staff are able to deliver 7 steps to healthy eating to
training                                                                  local people.
                                                                          The course is integrated into Balance It – It‟s Your
                                                                          Health (Target 13 – LAA).
                                                                          Eight introductions to Health Improvement (Royal
                                                                          Society of Public Health) courses have been delivered
                                                                          with 84 learners including front line staff from
                                                                          Gateshead Council, Gateshead PCT, NHS
                                                                          Foundation Trust, Voluntary Sector workers, and
                                                                          Volunteers. 100% exam pass rate, with 85%
                                                                          distinction. Gateshead Council achieved RSPH
                                                                          accreditation status. Course tutors trained and
                                                                          support system for tutors and mentors have been put
                                                                          in place.




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Young people from Gateshead                    -              NI 6           A review is currently being undertaken by Corporate
volunteering to support the                                   NI 110         Vitality Overview and Scrutiny Committee which is
Olympics                                                                     focusing on a range of issues to help maximise the
                                                                             potential of volunteering in Gateshead for both
                                                                             individuals and the wider community.
                                                                             2 volunteer projects are underway linked directly to
                                                                             identifying volunteers for the UK School Games – one
                                                                             is the Regional Cultural Volunteers Pilot - Get With It!
                                                                             funded by ONE North East and the other is a Young
                                                                             Events Volunteer Project funded by the Youth Sport
                                                                             Trust and „V‟.
                                                                             Recruited 100 people in 3 months to the „Get With It‟
                                                                             Sports Volunteering Programme.

Increased range of choice in      By 2010, children‟s         NI 56          School Sport Survey results showed that 86% of
physical activity in schools, a   participation in physical                  pupils in Gateshead received 2 hours of high quality
minimum of 6 are non-             activity will be 2 hours                   PE and School Sport.
standard sports and games         school time and 2 hours                    Work is on going with specific projects to encourage
                                  outside curriculum                         greater participation in achieving the 2+3 target set
                                                                             by central government. The Sport Unlimited
                                                                             Programme is one example of this work.
                                                                             Recorded nearly 108,000 school swimming
                                                                             attendances in 2008.

All older people who are able                  -              NI 8           The Council has a gentle exercise programme for all
are engaged in physical                                                      older people in Promoting Independence Centres and




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activity                                                                  day care settings. The Carers‟ Association organises
                                                                          an exercise programme for older people who are
                                                                          carers.
                                                                          Age Concern deliver a range of sport and physical
                                                                          activity opportunities to older people within the
                                                                          Borough.
                                                                          Age Concern manage the PAM‟s scheme – Physical
                                                                          Activity Motivators who support other older people in
                                                                          integrating sport and physical activity into their daily
                                                                          lives.
                                                                          Community Cafes are active at the following venues:
                                                                          Connect Café at Felling, T-Junction at the Elgin
                                                                          Centre, Leam Lane Community Kitchen, MIND at St.
                                                                          Chad‟s Church Hall and St. Joseph‟s Church Hall in
                                                                          Blaydon.
                                                                          Gateshead Council has accepted the Government‟s
                                                                          offer to implement free swimming for the over 60‟s
                                                                          from April 2009 for a period of three years.

Most children who live less                 -              NI 175         School Travel Plan roll-out ongoing. Current level:
than 2 miles from school, walk                                            74% of Gateshead schools have a STP. A further 8
to school                                                                 schools are currently developing new STPs.

                                                                          New pupil-focussed sustainable travel project is
                                                                          currently under development with a phased roll-out to
                                                                          all Gateshead primary schools anticipated by 2012.




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                                                                         Smarter Choices recently launched in Tyne and
                                                                         Wear. Gateshead STAs are strengthening links whilst
                                                                         ensuring a proportionate and appropriate emphasis
                                                                         on school travel.

                                                                         Promotion of May 09 Walk to School Week.

No Specific Pathway relating   By 2021, an overall        NI 38          The NHS South of Tyne Alcohol Commissioning
to ‘dependency on drugs and    reduction in the           NI 39          Group has developed alcohol treatment plans for
alcohol’ (except smoking –     percentage of residents                   Gateshead. The comprehensive Gateshead treatment
Improving Life Expectancy      dependent on drugs,                       plan details the commissioning of a wide range of
Theme)                         alcohol and smoking                       local alcohol services.
                                                                         An Alcohol Harm Reduction Strategy for Gateshead
                                                                         has been developed. Clear links have been
                                                                         established between this strategy and the „Be
                                                                         Healthy‟ theme, with the integration of teenage
                                                                         pregnancy, drug and alcohol (including smoking),
                                                                         action to help those „Not in Education Employment
                                                                         and Training (NEETs) and positive activities for young
                                                                         people.
                                                                         Social norms work, piloted within a secondary school
                                                                         in Gateshead, is being evaluated.

No Specific Pathway relating   Reduce the percentage of   NI 56          Children and Young People having access to a varied
to obesity amongst children    Year 6 children who are                   menu of activities in schools and community settings
(obesity amongst population    obese                                     such as Play Sessions and Holiday programmes.




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as a whole is picked up under                                              Cookery Programmes, including healthy eating are
life expectancy theme; healthy                                             held.
eating for overall population                                              Play areas in communities are used to encourage
and promotion of physical                                                  outdoor play.
activity amongst school                                                    Homezones – Streets safe and Safer routes to
children are picked up by other                                            schools e.g. Cycle routes/Walking school bus and
pathways under Choosing                                                    Cycle proficiency award supports the building of
Health Theme)                                                              physical activity within peoples daily lives.
                                                                           Lunchtime play sessions are held to encourage
                                                                           physical activity.
                                                                           Facilities such as the Teams Adventure Playground
                                                                           will reduce childhood obesity, encourage children and
                                                                           young people to challenge their physical abilities,
                                                                           address mental health, stress, anxiety, eating
                                                                           disorders etc. by providing an environment that
                                                                           enriches lives and facilitates physical activity.
                                                                           Refurnished or new play areas will also encourage
                                                                           physical activity.




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Public smoking ban introduced                  -              NI 123         Smokefree Gateshead Partnership and Action Plan in
                                                                             place, currently being refreshed for 2009-10.

                                                                             The continued recruitment of new smokers,
                                                                             particularly girls, undermines the progress made
                                                                             through the ban of tobacco in public spaces to de-
                                                                             normalise smoking behaviour.

Undertake a health impact                      -              All LAA NIs    A HIA Screening Workshop has been held on Vision
assessment of Vision 2030                                                    2030 and a HIA Steering Group established.
                                                                             „Health implications‟ section has been introduced to
                                                                             Cabinet Reports.

Robust health impact                           -              NI 175         Health Impact Assessments (HIAs) have been
assessment for all new                                                       undertaken to-date in relation to:
development required -                                                        Vision 2030 (Screening Workshop)
including cycle and walking                                                   International Stadium
routes                                                                        Older Persons Strategy
                                                                              Town Centre Regeneration

Local Development                              -              NI 175         Whilst it would be possible to map existing food retail
Framework process to map                                                     outlets and identify scope for new outlets, it would not
access to food retail and plan                                               be possible under current planning legislation (the
new retail facilities accordingly                                            Use Classes Order 2005) to limit the use of premises
                                                                             for food sales specifically.




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100% of schools with Green    By 2010, 100% of          NI 175         75% of schools (6 monthly position) have travel plans
Travel Plans and walking      Gateshead schools have                   in place and schools are being encouraged to
buses                         Travel Plans and all                     consider including walking buses in those plans.
                              primary schools have a
                              walking bus
Tailored health services to               -             NI 120         Community engagement roll out under way, to 6
neighbourhoods targeting                                               identified Neighbourhood Planning Areas:
disadvantaged areas                                                     Pilot programme in Bensham and Saltwell has
                                                                          been completed and an evaluation of success‟s
                                                                          carried out.
                                                                        A further 5 areas have been identified including:
                                                                          Sunderland Road (Central), Teams and Derwent
                                                                          Water (Inner West), Highfield (West), Wrekenton
                                                                          (South) and North Felling (East).
                                                                        Roll out of this programme is currently being
                                                                          planned for between April and November 2009.

New and refurbished leisure              -              NI 8           Gained planning permission for all 5 sites to be
centres across the Borough                              NI 110         developed as part of the Building an Active Future
                                                                       programme which is investing £29 million in new and
                                                                       upgraded sport and leisure facilities in Gateshead by
                                                                       2012.
                                                                       Opened a new £1.75 million fitness development at
                                                                       Birtley Leisure Centre transforming the gym and
                                                                       changing facilities.




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                                                                            Sport and Leisure carried out the first ever in depth
                                                                            research with facility users and nonusers to aid the
                                                                            Building an Active Future programme, but to also
                                                                            provide future performance measurement
                                                                            opportunities.
                                                                            Consulted with over 3,500 individuals, partners,
                                                                            organisations as part of the Building an Active Future
                                                                            programme.

Public transport system „fit for              -              NI 175         Free bus travel in England for over 60‟s since April
purpose‟ for older people                                                   2008. Go North East frontline bus fleet now 100%
                                                                            low floor. Nexus Link-Up and Taxi Link services in
                                                                            operation. Nexus investigating smart ticketing
                                                                            initiatives. On-going programme of improving
                                                                            accessibility at bus stops.

100% coverage across                          -              NI 7           This is being ddressed through joint working between
Gateshead of Community hubs                                  NI 175         Council services and Partner agencies. Also links to
- community, health and                                                     ongoing implementation of neighbourhoods agenda.
activity centres

By 2020, comprehensive                        -              NI 175         The Council‟s strategy to promote and invest in
integrated network of cycle                                                 facilities for cyclists appears to be achieving notable
routes                                                                      successes. There was an estimated 6% increase in
                                                                            levels of cycle use in Gateshead between 2004 and
                                                                            2007, with large increases on some routes. The main




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                                                                             Kellman‟s Way cycle route, which has seen steady
                                                                             Council investment through the LTP, has seen levels
                                                                             of use rise by between 36% and 54%, depending on
                                                                             the section, over the same period.
                                                                             Sport and Leisure have established 6 cycle sessions
                                                                             across the Borough that are led by qualified cycle
                                                                             instructors and supported by the Sport and Physical
                                                                             Activity Development Team.

By 2025 we have achieved                       -                      -      Disability Equality Scheme (06 to10) in place and due
equality for disabled people                                                 to be refreshed at end of 2009.

                                                                             Equality Impact Assessments are undertaken to
                                                                             ensure that no policy of function disadvantages any
                                                                             Group including disabled people.

Most residents satisfied with     By 2017, no child should            -      A local involvement network (LINk) has been
health and support services       be the primary carer of a                  established for Gateshead. Its role is to find out what
                                  vulnerable relative                        citizens want from local services, monitor and review
                                                                             the care they provide and to tell those who run and
                                                                             commission services what the community thinks.

Most people feel safe to go out                -              NI 17          Various initiatives are in place through the work of
at night                                                                     Safer Gateshead Partners - in particular, around
                                                                             public reassurance/addressing the fear of crime.




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Pathway Milestone                2030 Improvement Target     Links to LAA   Progress to March 09
                                                                            There is greater visibility of the wider police family
                                                                            within communities, including Neighbourhood
                                                                            Wardens, PCOs.

Cleaner, greener Gateshead                    -              NI 8           A key focus of the Council‟s Open Spaces Strategy is
encourages people to be more                                 NI 192         around facilitating and encouraging people to be
active                                                       NI 195         active. The Strategy is supported by an Action Plan to
                                                                            progress this work.

                                                                            Access to the environment has also been identified as
                                                                            a subject area for a future OSC review.

No Specific Pathway relating     By 2030, Gateshead has      NI 152         The Economic Development Service provides support
to ‘ability to work due to ill   the lowest rate of people                  service to enable sick and disabled people to make
health’                          unable to work due to ill                  the successful transition from long term benefit
                                 health in England                          dependency into sustainable employment.

                                                                            Since April 2006, this project has been expanded to
                                                                            help not only sick and disabled people, but also to
                                                                            residents over 50 years of age and lone parents. It
                                                                            has continued to help large numbers of people into
                                                                            work, over 700 residents being helped into work with
                                                                            350 plus moving into sustainable employment.

                                                                            At the Sustainable Communities Awards 2009, this
                                                                            project was short-listed in the Tackling Health




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Pathway Milestone              2030 Improvement Target   Links to LAA   Progress to March 09
                                                                        Inequalities category and received a “Highly
                                                                        Commended” from the judges.
                                                                        There is currently an OSC review of worklessness is
                                                                        currently being undertaken.

                                                                        Sport and Leisure have carried out over 700 fitness
                                                                        tests with Gateshead Council employees encouraging
                                                                        a more healthy and active workforce.
                                                                        Workforce health and wellbeing at work programme is
                                                                        underway with specific input and support form Sport
                                                                        and Leisure, Occupational Health and HR. This is a
                                                                        pilot programme that is jointly running in both
                                                                        Gateshead Council and Sunderland City Council.
                                                                        Sport and Leisure are involved in providing support to
                                                                        the Functional Restoration Programme, run by
                                                                        Occupational Health Physiotherapists. This
                                                                        programme is specifically aimed at Gateshead
                                                                        Council employees who have been off for a sustained
                                                                        period of time with muscular-skeletal problems, with
                                                                        the purpose of achieving a successful return to work.
                                                                        Workforce football league and a recreational netball
                                                                        session has been established at the Elgin Centre and
                                                                        Gateshead international Stadium respectively.

No Specific Pathway relating   Reduce number of under    NI 112         The latest Gateshead conception rate of 49.2 per
to under 18 pregnancies        18 pregnancies                           1,000 15-17 year old females for 2007 compares to a
(except improving sexual                                                previous figure of 48.4 (2006). In the late 1990s the



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Investment in Health

Pathway Milestone          2030 Improvement Target   Links to LAA   Progress to March 09
health – Choosing Health                                            rate was previously as high as 57.1 (1998). In terms
Theme)                                                              of numbers, there were 179 conceptions among 15-
                                                                    17 year olds in 2007 in Gateshead (2006, 177).

                                                                    While the number of local under-18 conceptions has
                                                                    risen slightly, the decline since 1998 remains ahead
                                                                    of the national average reduction.

                                                                    Steps have been taken to re-evaluate our approach
                                                                    as part of a multi-faceted health and education
                                                                    programme carried out in partnership with the local
                                                                    authority, schools, parents and health professionals.

                                                                    As part of this we will be providing even greater
                                                                    education, support and advice on risk taking by
                                                                    youngsters e.g. there is often a strong connection
                                                                    between alcohol use and teenage conception, so we
                                                                    will be adopting a much more integrated approach to
                                                                    these issues as part of a newly established risk and
                                                                    resilience programme.

                                                                    We have also started new work to help identify and
                                                                    support the most vulnerable youngsters in our
                                                                    community. We are also working more closely with
                                                                    parents to give them the skills to discuss sex and
                                                                    relationship matters with their children.




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Pathway Milestone              2030 Improvement Target   Links to LAA   Progress to March 09
No Specific Pathway relating   By 2030, all residents who NI 150        Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services
to mental health               experience mental health                 (CAMHS) have been reviewed at local level.
                               problems or emotional                    Mental Health and Well Being is currently being
                               distress will have access                reviewed by Healthier Communities OSC.
                               to a range of interventions.
                               Access will be within one                The JSNA features mental health issues. A mental
                               week of referral and the                 health needs assessment is currently being
                               individual will have their               undertaken.
                               needs assessed and their
                               care planned with                        A Lifestyle Support Service, comprising a Nurse post
                               measurable outcomes.                     to undertake physical health checks with individuals
                                                                        on the Serious Mental Illness register and develop
                                                                        referral into Lifestyle Services is being commissioned
                                                                        by SoTW NHS.

                                                                        A user led „clubhouse‟ model of care has been
                                                                        developed using a Council-owned facility. The
                                                                        clubhouse will provide services managed by service
                                                                        users.




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