Last week Turning Point made a submission to the 2nd phase of the Dame Carol Black Review on the state of provision of treatment and recovery services for drug users and prevention of drug misuse among adults and young people. As a significant national provider of substance misuse services, supporting 59,393 people last year across our drug and alcohol services, we believe that we can provide a unique perspective.
At Turning Point we believe that effective drug treatment policy affects multiple political agendas, from reducing social exclusion, improving health and tackling homelessness to creating safer communities and reducing health inequalities. This makes drugs policy a challenging policy area, because it requires input and outcomes across many different areas, but it also means it can deliver substantial rewards.
The third sector delivers the majority of substance misuse support across England to a high standard, with robust organisational and clinical governance. Social enterprises and charities have been at the heart of innovative and effective practice for decades and continue to provide routes to creating stronger, healthier communities. Turning Point combines clinical quality with a person-centred ethos that recognises that friends, family, work, education, skills and housing are all paramount to a person’s recovery. We believe that the public have confidence in our ability to deliver health services.
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This content first appeared in the Turning Point blog