Value for money & return on Investment of Change4Life Sports Clubs – part 2

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Weed, M., Foad, A., Secker, M. and Fullick, S. 2016. Value for money & return on Investment of Change4Life Sports Clubs – part 2. The Centre of Sport, Physical Education, and Activity Research (SPEAR), Canterbury Christ Church Universirty The Centre of Sport, Physical Education, and Activity Research (SPEAR).
AuthorsWeed, M., Foad, A., Secker, M. and Fullick, S.
TypeProject report
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Unit Outcome and Unit Cost Analyses
• Change4Life Sports Clubs have a cost of £305 for every new child meeting CMO physical activity guidelines, for which cost an additional
0.2 children were lifted out of inactivity and a further 2.2 children were lifted out of low activity, with each of these children experiencing an
average increase in reported wellbeing and individual development outcomes of 71%.
• In comparison to the control condition counterfactual, Change4Life Sports Clubs delivered the following NET outcomes per £1,000 of
expenditure:
• 41 participants
• 0.8 sustained clubs
• 3.9 Young Leaders
• 2.8 new children meeting CMO physical activity guidelines
• 8.4 children lifted out of low activity
• 1.3 children lifted out of inactivity
• 0.1 children newly eating 5-a-day
• 0.6 children reporting increased wellbeing and individual development outcomes
• 5.1 children starting with low activity levels reporting increased wellbeing and individual development outcomes.

Quality Adjusted Life Year (QALY) Analysis
• The cost per QALY generated for the GROSS outcomes of Change4Life Sports Clubs is £3,385 (range:£3,036 to £3,806).
• In comparison to the control condition counterfactual, the cost per QALY generated for the NET outcomes of Change4Life Sports Clubs is
£3,791 (range: £3,413 to £4,245).
• The cost per QALY generated for Change4Life Sports Clubs is significantly below NICE’s threshold for value for money per QALY of
£20,000.
• The cost per QALY generated for the GROSS outcomes of Change4Life Sports Clubs compares favourably to GROSS outcomes
estimated for walking buses (£4,008 per QALY), dance classes (£27,570 per QALY), free swimming (£40,462 per QALY) and community
sports (£71,456 per QALY).
• The cost per QALY generated by the NET outcomes of exercise referral interventions in adulthood is approximately five and a half times
greater than that of Change4Life Sports Clubs.

Analysis of Future Health at Ages 13-15
• The Change4Life Sports Clubs cohort are predicted to do around an hour more physical activity per week at ages 13-15 than that
predicted for the control condition counterfactual, and than today’s 13-15 year olds.
• The estimated additional physical activity of the Change4Life Sports Clubs cohort up to ages 13-15 will generate one additional QALY for
every five children that took part in Change4Life Sports Clubs.
• In comparison to the control counterfactual, the cost per QALY generated by the estimated future NET outcomes of Change4Life Sports
Clubs up to ages 13-15 is £120.
• Across the Health Survey for England, the Millennium Cohort Study and the Understanding Society Survey, no data is available to support
a robust estimation of likely health and wellbeing status associated with physical activity levels at ages 13-

Year2016
PublisherThe Centre of Sport, Physical Education, and Activity Research (SPEAR)
Place of publicationThe Centre of Sport, Physical Education, and Activity Research (SPEAR), Canterbury Christ Church Universirty
Official URLhttps://www.canterbury.ac.uk/social-and-applied-sciences/human-and-life-sciences/spear/docs/spearCCCU-C4L-2016-Part-2.pdf
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Deposited06 Jun 2017
Completed2016
Accepted2016
FunderYouth Sport Trust (YST) and the Department of Health
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