The Public Health Joint Commissioning Unit is re-tendering the adult drug and alcohol treatment service contract. The current contract, which is currently held by ‘Inclusion’, comes to an end on 30th September, 2018. This provides us with the opportunity to explore new and innovative models of treatment provision to meet current need. The new contract will include the provision of
- Advice and information
- Medical treatment
- Harm reduction
- Recovery orientated programme of support
- Support around housing, education, training, work
- Family/carer support.
The aim of the new service is to ensure that everyone who wants and needs support gets the best help they can to enable them to make the changes that they need to make. We also want to provide support to parents, partners and others who live with someone who is misusing drugs and alcohol.
The new service will have the following deliverables.
- An integrated specialist drug and alcohol treatment system across Cambridgeshire.
- Increased alignment and integration with related services to ensure that the complex needs (most notably poor mental and physical health, homelessness, unemployment) of service users are effectively addressed with treatment and recovery outcomes achieved.
- Robust recovery focused treatment approaches.
- A long term condition treatment model which decreases demand for acute treatment services and ensures that needs are appropriately addressed.
- Early intervention and harm reduction interventions.
Here is a summary of the findings from a wide range of consultation activities designed to gather feedback on the current Drug and Alcohol specialist treatment service model.
The consultation activities took place between July-November, 2017 and took the following format;
- Service user survey
- General survey
- GP survey
- 20 focused interviews with strategic leads
- 3 stakeholder engagement events across the county.
The findings will be fed into the re-tender exercise and will form a key element in the development of a new drug and alcohol treatment model that is responsive to local need. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of you who have made a contribution, your feedback is very much valued.
If you require any further information about the consultation please contact us by email at [email protected]
A Cambridgeshire drug and alcohol joint needs assessment was carried out in 2015/16, if you would like to read the findings, both the Executive Summary and the full report can be found here.