Brighton and Hove drug funding cut

Posted On 29 Oct 2009 at 4:37 pm

Less money is likely to be available for treating young people with drug problems in Brighton and Hove from next year.

The reduction is a result of a decision by the National Treatment Agency.

The agency has changed the funding formula that it uses to allocate money to 149 primary care trusts in England.

Councillor Vanessa Brown, cabinet member for Children and Young People, said: “This is disappointing given the need for our services and the innovative way we provide them.”

Cllr Brown said that Brighton and Hove Children’s and Young People’s Trust was committed to ensuring that it continued to provide an effective substance misuse treatment service for under 18s.

Brighton and Hove City Council has published a press release about the proposed changes. Read it here.

And the agency has also published its own press release, which you can read here.

We have asked the council for more information about the changes. This story will be updated to reflect the council’s reply.

Have you had help from the Children’s and Young People’s Trust with your drug problem? Email your story to brightonandhovenews@gmail.com.

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