Decision details

Contract Variation for Provision of a Health, Wellbeing and Recovery Service OKD57 (20/21)

Decision Maker: Interim Director of Public Health

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


A variation to the contract for the Provision of a Health and Wellbeing Recovery Service for Children, Young People and Adults who use Alcohol and /or Drugs is required to include the three services described below, for the period 1 April 2021 to 9 May 2023.  The Total value of the current contract (5+2 years) is £35,998,201 and the contract variation is less than 10% of the total contract value, £630,000.


High level services improve support and outcomes for children of alcohol dependent parents and reduces parental conflict in these families. This group experiences greater likelihood of poor school attendance and engagement; physical and emotional difficulties in later life including greater risk of substance misuse and parental conflict. These services include;



  1. Support for Children of alcohol and drug dependent parents; and
  2. The ‘Growing Families’ Service; a team of front-line workers, working across the multi-agency early help system, to support children and families from pre-birth, early years and school age.


Misuse of alcohol and/or drugs often goes hand in hand with mental health issues. Local audits and service reports demonstrate that significant mental health difficulties are experienced by high level numbers on a substance misuse service caseload. This service includes;


  1. Specialist support for adults with co-occurring substance misuse and mental health difficulties


The investment will increase capacity and the out-reach function to respond to the needs of people more effectively with co-occurring conditions.


The proposal for the variation is for a countywide model with a strong focus on outreach, assertive engagement and multiagency working. Interventions will be evidence based as specified in the National Institute for Healthcare and Excellence (NICE) guidelines.




The Interim Director of Public Health has approved the variation of the contract for the Provision of Service for Children, Young People and Adults who use Alcohol and/or Drugs with effect from 1 April 2021 to 9 May 2023.


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Publication date: 01/02/2021

Date of decision: 01/02/2021

Effective from: 11/02/2021

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