Residential drug and alcohol services to receive more money

The Government has allocated £54.3m in capital funding to improve in-patient and residential drug and alcohol facilities and access to those services. The money will be used to increase capacity and improve outcomes for patients.

Public health minister Caroline Flint
Public health minister Caroline Flint

This investment is intended to create more places for patients, improve buildings and improve access to services for all client groups.

The successful bids include provision for women only facilities and for women with children, as well as families with children, individuals with disabilities, offenders and those at risk of offending, and individuals from black and minority ethnic communities.

Announcing the allocations, Public Health Minister, Caroline Flint said: 'The Government is committed to increasing the availability of in-patient treatment and residential rehabilitation for substance misusers. This money will provide additional beds and improvements to service quality for some substance misusers with some of the highest levels of need. Better services will bring about better outcomes.'

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