Bolton's new treatment system
Bolton Council has intitiated the need to retender all existing services to ensure that the Council is operating in line with EU Procurement Legislation. This has provided commissioners and partners the opportunity to redesign a drug and alcohol treatment system which is fit for purpose. The treatment system needs a stronger focus clients outcomes, to ensure clients and their families are acheiving positive and sustainable outcomes.
More choice to aid recovery
The aim is to commission a treatment system which maximises recovery potential and can support sustained abstinence through the delivery of a range of interventions and services. The latest needs assessment conducted at the end of 2011, identified a need to have a holistic treatment system which addresses not only opiate and crack cocaine use but includes interventions to address alcohol, illegal drugs, legal highs, prescription drugs and over the counter drugs.
Not just one option
The new system will provide a range of clinical and pyschosocial interventions, recognising the need and importance of education, training, emplyment and housing within an individuals recovery.
To access more information and detail regarding the background to the tender process and see the vision in more detail, please click here.
Please use the drop down options on this page to access more information regarding the tender process and to get regular updates as to where the process is. There are a number of documents relating to the tender available as well as a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) page. Should you have any questions regarding any of this do not hesitate to get in contact with the team via firstname.lastname@example.org
The new system will go live on the 1st January 2013, however there is a more detailed timeline of key events throughout the year should you want any more detail.