National Drug Treatment and Recovery Grant Funding
Decision Maker: Adult Social Care and Public Health Committee
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
This report provides the Adult Social Care and Public Health Committee with an overview of the Government’s national grant funding programme for Drug Treatment and Recovery, and outlines proposals to utilise the funding to ensure the following three main objectives are achieved:
1. Reduction in drug-related deaths
2. Reduction in drug-related offending
3. Reduction in prevalence of drug use
Resolved – That
the acceptance of the £1.4m national Drug Treatment and
Recovery Grant funding be agreed.
2) the proposals for spending the £1.4m Drug Treatment and Recovery Grant funding as set out in Appendix 2 be agreed.
Reasons for the decision:
This funding will strengthen the Council’s and local partners capacity to deliver a place-based person-centred approach to reduce drug related deaths, drug related hospital admissions, and drug related offending.
Alternative options considered:
Other options were considered in relation to developing the Wirral Delivery Plan based upon the Menu of Interventions provided by Public Health England (PHE). The Wirral Programme Delivery Plan was agreed upon following review of local intelligence and consultation with a wide range of partners.
Publication date: 07/06/2021
Date of decision: 07/06/2021
Decided at meeting: 07/06/2021 - Adult Social Care and Public Health Committee
Effective from: 15/06/2021