As 2019 draws to a close, the Livewell team celebrates its key achievements this year - made all the more impressive after a big year of change including a 40% budget cut. 

These achievements reflect our commitment to be here for Derby and are a brilliant example of Council values working at their best – being bold, strong, caring and working as one great team.

A big thank you and pat on the back to all our volunteers, clients and team members who have made this year possible.

National recognition – 4 awards won including best Health and Wellbeing Initiative in the UK from the Association for Public Health Excellence (APSE).  We also scooped two Active Derbyshire awards and best local volunteering project.

Changing lives – 3143 adults and children used the service in total.  

Sustainability –16 new volunteers joined the service in a variety of roles, helping Livewell deliver valuable services in local communities. 

Giving back - running groups and Couch to 5k courses were successfully handed over to newly created, Derby Joggers (a devoted team of Livewell volunteers and Jog Derbyshire leaders).  All Walk Well Derby Walks are now led by volunteer walk leaders.

Innovative partnerships – a new collaboration with Derby Homes to reach more residents in hard to reach areas and achieve significant venue hire cost savings.

Evidence based practice - new evidence-based ESCAPE-pain rehabilitation course launched for people with knee and hip pain. 

Commercially focussed – working with Rolls-Royce, University Hospitals Derby and Burton NHS Trust (UHBD), local SMEs and the University of Derby to increase income whilst supporting staff/students/patients to achieve public health outcomes.

Client success - Client of the Month feature launched with seven amazing clients receiving awards so far.  Well done to Courtney Kirk, Gwilym Thomas, Benjamin Chambers, Mark Robbins, Rikki Warrington, Rumold Yore and Jules Robinson.  

Committed - NHS Health Check delivery target smashed with six months to go. 100% response rate to social media questions within one working day.  

No better endorsement - 92% of clients would recommend the service to family/friends.