Substance Misuse Treatment and Recovery Services – Redesign Consultation

Closed 26 Sep 2013

Opened 28 Aug 2013

Feedback Updated 24 Jul 2015

We Asked

Birmingham City Council would like your views on substance misuse treatment and recovery services. We are responsible for making sure that there are effective services available and would really value your thoughts on what works well and where we could make things better. We are carrying out a full review at the moment and your comments will help us decide how to improve things

You Said

Your responses were gratefully received and will form part of the decision making process.

We Did

This consultation formed part of a larger project and filtered into decisions made and recommendations for changes to take place.

Results Updated 1 Nov 2013

Executive Summary

(Full report attached below)


There were three key commissioning intentions put forward for public consultation regards the development of a new substance misuse recovery system. The consultation findings contained within this report showed that the citizens of Birmingham were overwhelmingly supportive of them.


The three areas included:
1. Family focus. The consultation revealed that there was clear support for a substance misuse recovery system which meets the needs of the family. This relates specifically to including child safeguarding issues as a primary issue where parents use drugs or alcohol harmfully. The benefits of involving family members in the recovery progress of a service user where appropriate, was also supported by those consulted with.


2. Recovery outcomes. The consultation revealed that there is clear support for a much sharper focus on the achievement of a range of recovery outcomes which benefit the service user as well as their family and the broader community. These outcomes included:
• Freedom from dependence on drugs or alcohol
• Prevention of drug related deaths and infection by Blood Borne Viruses
• A reduction in crime and re-offending
• Sustained employment
• The ability to access and sustain suitable accommodation
• Improvement in mental and physical wellbeing
• Improved relationships with family members, partners and friends
• The capacity to be an effective and caring parent

3. A single recovery system. The consultation also revealed that a single system needs to be commissioned as opposed to the 28 contracts which currently deliver the treatment system. This is so that service users can enter and then progress through the recovery system in a clear way, accessing the support which is most beneficial to them.

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Overview

Birmingham City Council would like your views on substance misuse treatment and recovery services. We are responsible for making sure that there are effective services available and would really value your thoughts on what works well and where we could make things better. We are carrying out a full review at the moment and your comments will help us decide how to improve things. You do not need to have used substance misuse services to do this.
 

What are substance misuse services?

Substance misuse services are free and available to everyone regardless of age, gender, ethnic origin and sexual orientation. Substance misuse (relating to drugs or alcohol) can have negative consequences to the individual, their friends, family and the wider community. Substance misuse can lead to ill-health, anti-social behaviour and criminal activity.  

In Birmingham substance misuse services include:

  • Early Intervention services
  • Detoxification services
  • Access to recovery services such as to housing, employment, and mental and physical wellbeing
  • Family focussed interventions
  • Psychosocial treatment
  • After care
  • Peer support
  • Community support
  • Criminal justice interventions
  • Needle exchange services
     

These are offered in a range of settings including:

  • Specialist drug and alcohol treatment services
  • At GP Practices
  • Outreach / community settings
  • Probation offices
  • Pharmacies

Please help us by letting us know your thoughts on current substance misuse services and what you think is important for the future by answering the questions in our online survey. The full consultation document is available at the end of this page.

Thank you for your time. The information you provide will be kept confidential and used only for the purposes of reviewing substance misuse services. We may share results with our partners; however, your personal details will be removed. The results will be statistical and will never contain anything that could identify you. Your personal details will not be linked to your opinions in any way.

Areas

  • ACOCKS GREEN
  • ASTON
  • BARTLEY GREEN
  • BILLESLEY
  • BORDESLEY GREEN
  • BOURNVILLE
  • BRANDWOOD
  • CITY CENTRE
  • CITY-WIDE
  • EDGBASTON
  • ERDINGTON
  • HALL GREEN
  • HANDSWORTH WOOD
  • HARBORNE
  • HODGE HILL
  • KINGS NORTON
  • KINGSTANDING
  • LADYWOOD
  • LONGBRIDGE
  • LOZELLS AND EAST HANDSWORTH
  • MOSELEY AND KINGS HEATH
  • NECHELLS
  • NORTHFIELD
  • OSCOTT
  • PERRY BARR
  • QUINTON
  • SELLY OAK
  • SHARD END
  • SHELDON
  • SOHO
  • SOUTH YARDLEY
  • SPARKBROOK
  • SPRINGFIELD
  • STECHFORD AND YARDLEY NORTH
  • STOCKLAND GREEN
  • SUTTON FOUR OAKS
  • SUTTON NEW HALL
  • SUTTON TRINITY
  • SUTTON VESEY
  • TYBURN
  • WASHWOOD HEATH
  • WEOLEY

Audiences

  • All residents
  • Young people
  • Older people
  • Disabled people
  • Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual/Transgender people
  • Parents/Carers/Guardians
  • People with Disabilities

Interests

  • Health & Wellbeing