PS28 - Early Break (Young People’s Substance Misuse Service)

Closed 19 Dec 2011

Opened 21 Sep 2011

Results Updated 16 Feb 2012

Thank you very much for all comments submitted to the savings proposals consultation. The staff and public consultation process have now concluded.  

Elected members have considered the final reports on this proposal including the staff and public views gathered during the consultation period. The decisions made are detailed below:

This proposal reduces the council’s contribution to the Early Break service from £85,500 to £55,500 and the total contract value to just short of £450,000. 

Early Break is a charitable organisation commissioned by the Rochdale Safer Communities Partnership to provide a service for young drug and/or alcohol users and their parents/carers as appropriate.   The contract value is nearly £480,000, financed from RMBC (Community Safety), the Youth Justice Board (via the Youth Offending Team) and the government Department of Health.  The latter two contributions are grants specifically for this purpose.

This proposal would reduce RMBC’s contribution to this service. The contract with Early Break is reviewed towards the end of each financial year. It is intended that the reduction in budget and how this will affect service delivery will be negotiated and agreed at this stage i.e. January – March 2012.

Proposed full year saving 2012/13: £30,000

Cabinet Decision: To be implemented as originally proposed

You can find the final proposal document, equality impact assessment, and the public summary of all proposal decisions in the files section below.

Files:

Overview

This proposal reduces the council’s contribution to the Early Break service.

Early Break is a charitable organisation commissioned by the Rochdale Safer Communities Partnership to provide a service for young drug and/or alcohol users and their parents/carers as appropriate.   The current service contract value is nearly £480,000, made up of contributions from RMBC (Community Safety), the Youth Justice Board (via the Youth Offending Team) and the government Department of Health.  The latter two contributions are grants specifically for this purpose.

This proposal would reduce RMBC’s contribution to this service from £85,500 to £55,500 and the total contract value to just short of £450,000. 

The contract with Early Break is reviewed towards the end of each financial year. It is intended that the reduction in budget and how this will affect service delivery will be negotiated and agreed at this stage ie January – March 2012.

The indicative saving for this proposal is £30,000

As the proposal will affect service users, we have undertaken an Equality Impact Assessment to identify likely or actual effects on people with protected characteristics.

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