Decision details

New government funding for substance misuse support and treatment services

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Purpose:

To seek approval to accept and spend (including procuring and awarding contracts) allocated government funding to deliver statutory duties under the national drugs strategy ‘from Harm to Hope’, and deliver a range of interventions in line with the city's local drug strategy 2021-2025.

Decision:

That Cabinet:                                                                                               

1. Approved the acceptance of the allocated funding of £2,549,531 in 23/24 and £4,921,162 in 24/25 to deliver statutory duties under the national drugs strategy ‘from Harm to Hope’, and deliver a range of interventions in line with the Bristol local drug strategy 2021-2025 as outlined in this report

2. Approved the acceptance of the allocated funding of £827,000 in 22/23 and £950,000 in 23/24 to deliver a range of interventions aimed at improving the lives of rough sleepers.

3. Authorised the Executive Director People in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Public Health and Communities to take all steps required to accept and spend the allocated funding in accordance with the requirements of the grants and to take all steps required to procure and award contracts (including any individual contracts over £500k) to deliver a range of substance misuse treatment services.

4. Authorised the Executive Director People in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Public Health and Communities to invoke any subsequent extensions/variations specifically defined in the contract(s) being awarded, up to the maximum budget envelope outlined in this report.

 

Report author: Leonie Roberts

Publication date: 12/07/2022

Date of decision: 12/07/2022

Decided at meeting: 12/07/2022 - Cabinet

Effective from: 20/07/2022

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