Freedom of information response

Cocaine Budget

Publication date: 
Wednesday 18 September 2019
Request: 

1) How many service users did you have listed as in treatment for crack cocaine each year for the past three years?

2) What was the age range of users in treatment for crack cocaine each year for the past 3 years? (e.g. youngest 18, oldest 56 years old)

3) What budget did you allocate for community drug and alcohol treatment (excluding in-patient detoxification and rehabilitation) for the following financial years:
a) 2014 - 15
b) 2018 - 19
c) 2019 - 20

4) What budget did you allocate for in-patient detoxification and residential rehabilitation for the following financial years:
a) 2014 - 15
b) 2018 - 19
c) 2019 - 20

Response: 

1. Crack cocaine is groups into a larger drug category, either non-opiate or alcohol & non-opiate or opiate and crack use (OCU).  For a detailed breakdown on crack cocaine numbers across the last 3 years please contact our provider at: Inclusion Visions, Midland Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, Stonefield House, St George's Hospital, Corporation Street, Stafford, ST16 3AG.  E-mail: inclusionadmin@mpft.nhs.uk.  (If the numbers are very small they may be required to suppress these to protect patient confidentiality.  (As an aside, official statistics on opiate and crack cocaine prevalence estimates can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/opiate-and-crack-cocaine-use-prevalence-estimates-for-local-populations. They cover Thurrock from 2010/11-2016/17, are estimates and represent the population, not just those people in treatment).

2. See response to question 1.

3a) £1,617,722

b)   £1,200,000

c)   £1,220,000

These include both the adult and young person’s treatment services.  Please also refer to our FOI responses on our website https://www.thurrock.gov.uk/foi-responses/addiction.

4a)  £120,000

b)   £0.  However, we invested £50,000 in community rehabilitation as part of the block contract value in question 3.  Residential treatment costs are within the block contract and for the provider to manage.  For a breakdown on spend please contact: Inclusion Visions, Midland Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, Stonefield House, St George's Hospital, Corporation Street, Stafford, ST16 3AG.  E-mail: inclusionadmin@mpft.nhs.uk.

c)   £0.  However, we invested £50,000 in community rehabilitation as part of the block contract value in question 3.  Residential treatment costs are within the block contract and for the provider to manage.  For a breakdown on spend please contact: Inclusion Visions, Midland Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, Stonefield House, St George's Hospital, Corporation Street, Stafford, ST16 3AG.  E-mail: inclusionadmin@mpft.nhs.uk.

Please also refer to our FOI responses on our website: https://www.thurrock.gov.uk/foi-responses/addiction.

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Request reference:
FOI 9349