Issue details

Contract for Provision of Children, Young People and Adults, who use Alcohol and / or Drugs, their Families and Carers extension

The County Council currently provides a service to support children, young people and adults affected by alcohol and other drug use, and their families and carers in West Sussex. 


The service is an all age, county wide service working with people who misuse alcohol and drugs and provides:

-        Harm reduction and needle syringe provision

-        Engagement and early interventions

-        Structured treatment including specialist prescribing

-        Assessment for onward referral to detox and residential   rehabilitation*

-        Blood Borne Virus testing and vaccination

-        Education, training and employment support

-        Peer mentoring

-        Support to families and carers


The current contract expires in May 2021, with an option to extend for a further two years. The Director for Public Health will be asked to approve an extension to the current contract to May 2023.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Affects more than 1 division;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 15/11/2019

Decision due: January 2020 by Director of Public Health

Lead member: Anna Raleigh, Director of Public Health

Lead director: Director of Public Health

Contact: Moira Jones, Contract Officer Email: Tel: 033 022 28694.

Consultation process

Representations concerning this proposed decision can be made to the Director for Public Health, via the officer contact, by the beginning of the month in which the decision is due to be taken.



Democratic Services Contact: Erica Keegan 033 022 26050

Background3: A Strong Safe & Sustainable Place


Background papers

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