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Drugs: Lancashire

Question for Home Office

UIN 51938, tabled on 4 November 2016

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what funding her Department is committing to improve community-based drugs intervention programmes in Lancashire.

Answered on

14 November 2016

Funding for drug and alcohol prevention and treatment services is devolved to local authorities through the Public Health Grant, empowering them to develop their own ways of improving public health in their local populations. Public Health England continues to support commissioners and providers to deliver effective services through a range of bespoke tools, including essential local data and information to assist their planning; evidence on the effectiveness of their local services; and advice on good practice and the benefits of investing in drug treatment and interventions.

Police and Crime Commissioners are also able to commission interventions in their areas which can identify and refer individuals dependent on drugs into treatment at the earliest opportunity. They also engage with partners to influence local health spending decisions to improve offending outcomes alongside health outcomes.

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