Warwickshire County Council awards drug and alcohol service contracts

Following an extensive service redesign, county-wide consultation and engagement and re-tendering process, Warwickshire County Council (WCC) is pleased to announce that the following countywide drug and alcohol service contracts have been awarded:

Children and Young Persons’ Drug and Alcohol Service – Compass

Adult Drug and Alcohol Service and All Age Recovery Network – Change Grow Live (CGL)

Additionally, Warwickshire now has its own local, community-based drug and alcohol rehabilitation service in the south of the county. The development was supported by a Public Health England Grant and Warwickshire County Council. The scheme was developed and is led by one of our existing providers, Experience, Strength and Hope (ESH).

Cllr Les Caborn, WCC’s Portfolio Holder for Health, said: “We look forward to working with Compass, CGL and ESH through a collaborative provider network to help Warwickshire residents make positive choices and improve their health and wellbeing. We work closely with service users, their families and key partners within health, social care, housing, employment and the criminal justice system, delivering outcomes that positively impact on an individual’s health and well-being and on those of society as a whole.”

An outcome focussed performance framework will be used to measure service user/family outcomes, performance and service activity. The new service will deliver a joined up, seamless approach to support people with drug and alcohol problems and their families to achieve the following quality of life outcomes:

• Be healthy

• Stay safe

• Enjoy and achieve

• Make a positive contribution

WCC previously commissioned this service in 2011 with the recent tender process running from October 2017. The contracts have been awarded for three years commencing 1 May 2018. We would also like to take this opportunity to thank our existing service providers for all their hard work and dedication in supporting Warwickshire people with their Drug and Alcohol recovery since 2011.

For more information about accessing drugs and alcohol services in Warwickshire visit https://www.warwickshire.gov.uk/alcohol