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MP welcomes £800,000 funding increase for drugs treatment

Posted onPosted on 14th Jun

Mansfield and Warsop MP Ben Bradley has welcomed news that Nottinghamshire County Council has been awarded £810,472 to fund substance misuse interventions over 2021/22.

The council commissions an all-age substance misuse treatment and recovery service, provided by Change Grow Live.

The additional funding of £810,472 will be split between a ‘universal’ allocation and medically-managed interventions.

The ‘universal’ allocation aims to reduce drug-related deaths and improve access for people within the criminal justice system, working with Change Grow Live to proactively engage people who are leaving prison and individually tailoring packages of treatment to their needs.

The medically-managed interventions are for inpatient detoxification unit at Framework’s Edwin House. This funding is a part of an additional £80m funding boost to enhance drug treatment, which in turn will aim to reduce drug-related crime and drug-related deaths.

This £80m is part of an additional £148m package to cut drug crime. The package gives extra resources to law enforcement to dismantle organised criminal gangs and tackle the supply of drugs.

Ben said: “I’m pleased that Nottinghamshire will be receiving over £800,000 to fund substance misuse interventions and I know that this funding will be warmly welcomed by my constituents across Mansfield and Warsop.

“This is the biggest increase in drug treatment funding for 15 years and will have a positive impact on Nottinghamshire. It’s vital that we get to the heart of the issue and first tackle substance misuse. Drug related crime has been a big concern for my constituents so I’m pleased that Government is addressing their concerns.”