Drug and Alcohol Treatment Services Oldham

Drug and Alcohol Treatment Services Oldham

The overall aim of the new treatment system is to deliver integrated recovery-orientated treatment that supports people to maintain long term recovery from their addiction and to enhance support to people with multiple or complex dependencies.

Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council
Drug and Alcohol Treatment Services
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The overall aim of the new treatment system is to deliver integrated recovery-orientated treatment that supports people to maintain long term recovery from their addiction and to enhance support to people with multiple or complex dependencies.

 

To address this aim, the service will enable problematic drug and alcohol users to make positive changes to their lives and support them to move towards a life free from dependency, addiction and criminal offending. It will provide support packages covering a range of psychosocial and clinical substitute prescribing interventions based on individual need.

 

More specifically, the new substance misuse treatment system will focus on recovery and will encourage people to be optimistic about their recovery. It is expected that people will have a time limited treatment journey and treatment will focus on evidence based psychological therapies, supported by workers who are competent to work across a spectrum of addiction, rather than a predominantly medical model.

 

In addition to the psychosocial interventions there will be a requirement for clinical staff to support prescribing, detoxification and blood borne virus/wound care.

 

The service will be accessible, inclusive and recovery-focused and will cater for people having problems with all substances (illicit drugs, other drugs (such as Khat), over the counter and prescribed medications, legal highs, alcohol etc).

 

The treatment system to be tendered will be centred around recovery and social inclusion. The UK Drug Policy Commission (2008) definition of recovery is: “voluntary sustained control over substance muse which maximises health and well-being and participation in the rights, roles and responsibilities of society”. The implementation of this new treatment system will require a new approach and attitude towards recovery: where recovery happens; who makes it happen and over what period of time (with an emphasis on much longer periods of holistic continuing support in community settings, supported by peers and mentors and beyond the formal traditional ‘treatment’ setting).

 

The intention is to link this new treatment system into the new All Age Early Help Offer (based on the PSR ethos). The new recovery and reintegration service is for 12 months only, as is the Public Health contribution to the Early Help offer for drugs and alcohol, and it is the intention to transition the recovery and reintegration service into the Early Help offer from April 2016.

 

The treatment system is being advertised in two lots:

Lot 1: Structured Treatment. (2 + 1 + 1 year contract).

Lot 2: Recovery and Reintegration Service (12 month contract).

Contact:
Ms Janet Sewart
Email Address:
Janet.Sewart@oldham.gov.uk
Telephone:
0161 770 8749
Address:
Civic Centre
West Street
Oldham
Lancashire
OL1 1UG
United Kingdom
Key Dates
01/04/2015
31/03/2017
26/08/2014 17:22
01/10/2014 12:00
Other Information
Estimated Value (£):
4200000
24 (months)
12 (months)
2
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