Freedom of information response

Addiction

Publication date: 
Tuesday 21 May 2019
Request: 

1. Is the budget for the treatment of addiction within the Adult Social Care budget?
2. How much was spent on residential rehabilitation in treating addiction to illicit drugs, alcohol or gambling in the following years: 2008 / 2009 / 2010 / 2011 / 2012 / 2013 / 2014 / 2015/ 2016 / 2017 / 2018
3. How much was spent on non-residential rehabilitation in treating addiction to illicit drugs, alcohol or gambling in the following years 2008 / 2009 / 2010 / 2011 / 2012 / 2013 / 2014 / 2015/ 2016 / 2017 / 2018
4. Have you implemented any specific programs to prevent addiction?
5. How much was spent on prevention of addiction in the following years: 2008 / 2009 / 2010 / 2011 / 2012 / 2013 / 2014 / 2015/ 2016/ 2017/2018
6. What was the total spend on treating addiction to illicit drugs, alcohol or gambling in the following years 2008 / 2009 / 2010 / 2011 / 2012 / 2013 / 2014 / 2015/ 2016/ 2017/2018
7. What is the current proposed budget for treating addiction to illicit drugs, alcohol or gambling until 2022 or as far forward as your records allow up to 2022?
8. How much was provided by way of the public health grant from Public Health England in 2008 / 2009 / 2010 / 2011 /2012 /2013 / 2014 / 2015/ 2016 / 2017 / 2018

Response: 

1.  No.  It comes from the Public Health Grant and sits within the Adults, Housing and Health directorate’s budgets.

2. Records are not available for spend pre April 2013; this is when Public Health moved back into Local Authorities.  We do not currently treat clients for gambling addiction.  Alcohol and drug residential rehabilitation spend from 2013/14 is as follows:

·   2013/14 – £120,000

·   2014/15 – £120,000

·   2015/16 – £60,125

·   2016/17 – £100,000

·    2017/18 – £0.  But we invested £50,000 in community rehabilitation (part of the block contract value in Question 6)

·    2018/19 – £0.  But we invested £50,000 in community rehabilitation (part of the block contract value in Question 6)

3.  We do not currently offer this to clients who have a primary addiction to gambling.  The investment here has been £50,000 per annum for 2017/18 and 2018/19 as part of the block contract for the adult drug and alcohol treatment service.

If your question was actually about the adult drug and alcohol treatment service, then see the response to Question 6.

4. We do not commission addiction prevention services; we commission addiction treatment services for adults and young people.  Both services do facilitate a limited number of prevention (often awareness raising) events throughout the year at community events or college open days, for example, but these are delivered as part of the block contracts with the providers and not via a separate prevention budget.

5.  See response to Question 4.  

6.  As per the response to Question 2 (figures include adult and young people’s services):

·   2013/14 – £1,617,722

·   2014/15 – £1,617,722

·   2015/16 – £1,240,000

·   2016/17 – £1,240,000

·   2017/18 – £1,269,434

·   2018/19 – £1,200,000

7.  Circa £1.2 million per annum for adults and young people.  It is currently unclear whether this will include gambling addiction treatment.

8.  See responses to Questions 1, 2, 3 and 6 above.

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Request reference:
FOI 8810