Provision of Adult Recovery Orientated Drug and Alcohol Services
- The service must be outcome focused and recovery orientated, whilst also being responsive to the needs of the individual service users, carers and their families.
- Bury Council
- Provision of Adult Recovery Orientated Drug and Alcohol Services
- Our vision in Bury is to commission a drug and alcohol treatment service which is based on local need and demand, reduces the harm caused to those and by those who misuse drugs and/or alcohol, whilst adopting a whole system approach to service delivery. The service must be outcome focused and recovery orientated, whilst also being responsive to the needs of the individual service users, carers and their families. The service provider must also ensure that the service responds appropriately to emerging trends and changing priorities while maintaining quality service delivery at all times.
The service will support the wider pathways of early interventions, prevention and recovery as well as wider partnership initiatives such as: Supporting Communities, Improving Lives and the DWP work programme.
The ultimate aim for the provider is to enable individuals to achieve and sustain recovery. Recovery is defined in the Government’s 2010 national drug strategy as “off drugs and alcohol for good.”
Overall, Bury commissioners’ ambition is to ensure delivery of a service which contributes to achieving the Government’s aims, as outlined in the national drug and alcohol strategies, the local needs assessment for 2011/12 and the Community Safety Partnership Strategic assessment of 2011 and, re-enforces the ethos of the Government’s Transforming Justice agenda. Commissioners have highlighted following priorities and key outcomes:
- Increase the number of individuals recovering from drug and alcohol dependence;
- Improve the health and well being of all service users (including promoting the five ways to well being);
- Safeguarding the families of substance misusers;
- Reduce substance misuse related offending and re-offending;
- Increase social re-integration and social contribution of service users;
- Improve and increase housing response.
To this end, Bury’s vision entails a service that can be delivered under a prime provider contracting arrangement or by a single provider. Commissioners particularly welcome collaborative applications whereby a number of providers decide to work in partnership, under prime provider contracting arrangements. However, commissioners require that the recovery and aftercare elements of the service specification are delivered by a recovery centred organisation.
The prime provider will take responsibility for service delivery, achievement of targets, communication with commissioners and for all related sub-contracting arrangements.
The provider will:
· Deliver a range of recovery focused interventions;
· Increase the number of individuals achieving and sustaining recovery;
· Put service users at the heart of service delivery and provide tailored packages of care and support to each individual;
· Work closely with local partners (including, but not limited to, education, training, employment, housing, family support services, health services, criminal justice services including prisons, probation and police) to deliver a whole system approach to recovery for local service users;
· Work in collaboration with young people’s treatment services and other agencies that support young adults aged 18–24 years;
· Deliver early brief interventions and extended brief advice;
· Ensure effective transition from young people’s treatment services to adult services;
· Work with young peoples services to develop effective pathways into recovery and aftercare services, to support the particular needs of young adults in Bury; ensure these pathways are embedded into practice;
· Deliver improvements in health, well being and social functioning among service users;
· Contribute to reducing the offending and re-offending rate of service users in Bury, by challenging offending behaviour; as well as working in partnership with key stakeholders to achieve this aim;
· Contribute to the harm reduction agenda by reducing: the risk of overdose; deaths of service users; and the harm caused by blood borne virus (BBVs);
· Contribute to reducing homelessness among service users;
· Be accessible to service users throughout the Borough: the provider will ensure hours of service delivery and location of delivery meet local need (as identified in the substance misuse strategic pathways events and the needs assessment report 2011/2012);
· Ensure access to interventions are within national waiting time targets;
· Be responsive to both individual service users needs and changes in local trends of drug/alcohol use;
· Ensure any diversity and ethnicity issues are addressed;
· Adhere to local safeguarding protocols for both adults and young people;
· Utilise the Common Assessment Framework (CAF) to ensure that child safeguarding concerns are considered as an integral part of treatment provision;
· Deliver prompt access to treatment for individuals referred from mental health services, including those with dual diagnosis; ensure pathways are in place and embedded into practice;
· Deliver prompt access to treatment and continuing care for those individuals accessing treatment via drug interventions programme (DIP) initiatives who are referred via police custody suites; ensure pathways are in place and embedded into practice;
· Deliver continuity of care in the community for individuals released from custody; ensuring accommodation issues are addressed pre-release;
· Provide open access and a single point of contact for entry to treatment;
· Provide mentoring and workforce opportunities for local service users to act as recovery champions;
· Deliver services which embrace our values about service users, service provision and recovery;
· Ensure cost effectiveness and value for money;
· Comply with national guidance and best practice;
· Work in accordance with Bury’s information sharing protocol;
· Provide timely management information to commissioners to enable effective planning and commissioning.
- Mr Jay Moosaye
- Email Address:
- 0161 253 6268
- Castle Buildings
- 20/07/2012 17:00
- 31/08/2012 16:00
- 36 (months)
- 12 (months)