Decision details

2024/09/PH/Substancerecoverygrant-Detailed breakdown of Supplemental Substance Misuse Treatment Recovery Grant spend 2024/2

Decision Maker: Deputy Director of Public Health

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


This investment will further increase the capacity and quality of the existing Aspire service, enhance the professional workforce, improve integration of services, improve access to accommodation alongside treatment, improve employment support, increase referrals into treatment in the criminal justice system and keep prisoners engaged in treatment after release.
It will enhance the services offered, add flexibility, decrease waiting times and enable more people to benefit from the Aspire service.
Public Health are seeking permission to go ahead the spend for the financial year 2024/25.


This is the third year of additional monies received as part of the 10 year National Drug Strategy entitled ‘From Harm to Hope’. The Supplemental Substance Misuse Treatment and Recovery
Grant (SSMTRG) from the Office of Health Improvement and Disparities (OHID) has been deployed to improve the capacity and quality of substance misuse services in line with the new
national strategy.

Alternative options considered:

Not to accept the SSMTR allocation and therefore not improve access and capacity and quality of treatment services

Publication date: 11/04/2024

Date of decision: 25/03/2024

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