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Rough sleepers social impact bond a success

DCLG final evaluation of the London rough sleepers SIB has found it to be a success – particularly in supporting people into long term accommodation.

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The latest drug misuse figures (2015/16)

The latest drug misuse figures show a big rise in the number of people admitted to hospital for drug-related issues & worst ever number of drug-related deaths.

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Devolution and multiple needs

New report from MEAM argues that devolution is a great opportunity to improve the co-ordination and impact of services for people with mutliple needs.

Alcohol & Drugs

The state of the substance misuse sector

This year’s State of the Sector report by Adfam for the Recovery Partnership shows more and more drug and alcohol treatment services facing funding cuts.

Alcohol & Drugs

Helping people with alcohol, drug & mental health issues

My experience in the UK is that despite repeated initiatives, the quality of co-ordinated treatment for those with alcohol and/or drug problems and mental health disorders varies markedly from area to area.

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Helping people with complex needs to lead less troubled lives

IPPR put forward the same rationale that was advanced to establish the Troubled Families programme; that the current response to people with complex needs is still largely reactive and uncoordinated, mainly consisting of expensive crisis services rather than preventative work.

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Alcohol treatment services improving

The current state of alcohol treatment The Recovery Partnership review of the current state of alcohol treatment in England makes for interesting reading. The report

Alcohol & Drugs

Three key approaches to tackling complex needs

We are only just beginning to understand the full challenge of how to help people facing multiple or complex needs. People facing multiple needs are in every community in Britain and it is estimated that 58,000 people face all three problems of homelessness, substance misuse and offending in any one year. Making Every Adult Matter (MEAM) is a coalition of Clinks, Homeless Link and Mind which has just (2 June 2015) published a report advising policy makers on this issue.

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Substance misuse and mental health in prison

Bradley found that mental health and substance misuse services in prisons did not work well together and that this situation did not improve in the five years between his two reports. RAPt’s experience is that only the minority of inmates with acute mental health problems currently receive treatment in prison, with the majority having to cope with their problems in a hostile prison environment without dedicated support.

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We need a new focus on complex needs

The report recommends investing £216 million over three years which should realise extensive savings since the current annual costs for the 58,000 individuals with substance misuse, criminal justice and homelessness problems is estimated at between £1.1 billion and 2.1 billion per year.

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