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Whats been achieved since Sheffield Lets Change4Life was launched?

Delivery plan

Following the successful bid, a detailed delivery and financial plan was developed. Delivery of the programme has been taken forward in a number of ways.

  • Delivery Plan, Progress Report and Financial information for Quarters 1 and 2 all on track and approved by Department of Health. Quarter 3 return will be submitted by the end of December 2009 (See Appendix 1 for Red, Amber, Green (RAG) rated document relating to Quarter 3 activity).
  • All strands have agreed service specifications and detailed action plans.
  • All activity is performance managed and progress reported against plans.
  • Each strand has an accountable manager within the host organisation (see appendix 2)
  • There will be a Yr 1 review and any slippage in milestones and finance will be reviewed and acted upon.

Strand Progress to date

Breastfeeding Friendly City

  • The development of a citywide infant feeding policy was commissioned and delivered.
  • A £500,000 city-wide programme of peer support is being delivered by Action for Children.
  • Activity has been agreed to expand breastfeeding friendly workplaces and public places and to co ordinate activities across the city to ensure all statutory organisations achieve UNICEF Baby Friendly Accreditation.

Food (Parents As Positive Roles Models)

  • A Food Plan is in development and Festival planned for June 2010.
  • An extensive training and awareness raising programme for professionals, paraprofessionals, families and public has been commissioned.
  • A Healthy Early Years Scheme (Healthy Schools Standards for Early Years Settings) has been approved and implementation has commenced.
  • The Healthy Choices Retailer Award has been launched and over 50 retailers will celebrate achieving healthy eating, breastfeeding friendly, fair-trade and sustainable food awards, at an event to be held in January.


  • The Healthy Schools Team has worked with schools and existing providers to enhance and develop the proposed activities in all of Sheffield’s 169 schools. This has included a Free Fruit Scheme for all 5,629 Year 7 pupils among a wide menu of options.

Living Neighbourhoods

  • The Bike It programme, is being delivered in 10 primary schools.
  • 5 Living Streets Audits have been completed, engaging communities to identify barriers to walking, cycling, access and use of green and open spaces and active play.
  • 10 Walking Maps have been developed to Make Sheffield a walkable city. These include distance and estimated time taken to walk to key destinations in the City to encourage more people to walk to school/ college/work rather than drive or be driven.

The Great Outdoors (Healthy Open Spaces)

  • We are improving the Play Value Score of 23 Play Sites across Sheffield through capital investment and kick starting the family activities in green spaces.


  • Two campaigns have been initiated in 09/10 (focussing on breastfeeding and school aged children), along with a major citywide launch of the programme.

Community Health Champions

  • 60 volunteer Community Health Champions have been recruited and hosted in Voluntary, Community and Faith Organisations across Sheffield.

Cross-Sector Innovation

  • The Healthy Urban Planner is in post and examining the health and obesity impact of all planning and licensing applications.
  • The Business Broker within Sheffield Chamber of Commerce has set up a group which is promoting healthier practices in the workplace and encouraging businesses to support SLC4L.
  • The Voluntary, Community and Faith consortia are delivering a Healthy Lifestyle Bursary Award through the Community Health Champions Programme, supporting local people to identify opportunities to be more active and eat healthier through Personal Health Improvement Plans.