The County Council currently commissions accommodation based support for adults affected by alcohol and drug misuse. There are two current contracts which end 31 March 2021 with no option to extend.
Authorisation is sought to commence a procurement process to secure provision and a new service which will be effective from 1 April 2021.
Objectives of the service are:
• To maintain substance misuse recovery, and sustainable independent living
• Reduction in drug and alcohol related harm. Contributes to Public Health Outcome Framework (Phof) indicators.
• Improvement in the stability of people’s accommodation
• Improvement in physical and mental health and wellbeing
• Improvement in social, family and community networks
• Increased engagement with education, training, volunteering and employment
• Reduction in offending and anti-social behaviour
Activity will fit with the wider Prevention Strategy of West Sussex County Council, looking to support individuals with alcohol related difficulties earlier in their drinking history, and to prevent escalation of substance use related problems. An expected benefit will be an increase in local access to community settings for alcohol assisted withdrawal programmes.
Activity will support efforts to reduce risks of drug related deaths and reduce the numbers of drug deaths in treatment (an area of focus, working with Public Health England) and a priority of the Safer West Sussex Partnership Board.
The contract will run for a period of four (4) years with the possibility of a further extension for up to two (2) years built into the terms of the contract. The total value of the contract funded through the public health grant, is approximately £2.10M (including extension period). There are additional income streams from Housing Benefit revenue (majority contributor) and from District and Borough Councils.
Decision type: Key
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Divisions affected: (All Divisions);
Notice of proposed decision first published: 18/12/2019
Decision due: January 2020 by Cabinet Member for Adults and Health
Lead member: Councillor Amanda Jupp firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact: Moira Jones, Contract Officer Email: email@example.com Tel: 033 022 28694.
Representations concerning this proposed decision can be made to the Cabinet Member for Adults and 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 Tel: 0330 022 26050
West Sussex Plan Priority: A Strong, Safe and Sustainable Place