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To whom it may concern

Dear Sir/Madam

I am looking for information on the number of people requesting access to residential drug and alcohol rehab in the local authority area.

I am requesting these figures under Freedom of Information legislation over the last five years. I would like to know:

• How many people have requested access to residential drug and alcohol rehabs in the following financial years: 2015/16, 2016/17, 2017/18, 2018/19, 2019/2020?
• Which residential rehabs services are open to those living in your health board area?
• How many people in your health board area were funded to attend rehab in the following financial years: 2015/16, 2016/17, 2017/18, 2018/19, 2019/2020?
• Can you confirm the number of times funding was refused for rehab in the following financial years: 2015/16, 2016/17, 2017/18, 2018/19, 2019/2020?
• How much was spent on residential rehab in your local authority area in the following years: 2015/16, 2016/17, 2017/18, 2018/19, 2019/2020?
• From which budget line is this funding pulled? [ie health/LA social work etc]

If this request is unclear in any way, I would be grateful if you could contact me as I understand that under the Freedom of Information Act, you are required to advise and assist requesters. If any of this information is already in the public domain, please can you direct me to it?

If the release of any of this information is prohibited on the grounds of breach of confidence, I ask that you supply me with copies of the confidentiality agreement and remind you that information should not be treated as confidential if such an agreement has not been signed.

I understand that you are required to respond to my request within the 20 working days after you receive this letter. I would be grateful if you could confirm in writing that you have received this request.

Yours sincerely
Karin Goodwin

Yours faithfully,

Karin Goodwin

*Customer Services, East Renfrewshire Integration Joint Board

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Thank you for your recent Freedom of Information request. Please find attached your FOI acknowledgement letter.

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Claire Sutherland
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HSCP HSCP-FOI, East Renfrewshire Integration Joint Board

Dear Karin

Thank you for your FOI enquiry (Ref: 101002454464).  Please see our
response below:-

 

How many people have requested access to residential drug and alcohol
rehabs in the following financial years: 2015/16, 2016/17, 2017/18,
2018/19, 2019/2020?

This detail may be held within individual records however unfortunately it
is not collected in this way that is reportable.  Under Section 17 of the
Freedom of Information Scotland Act I am required to formally state that
is not held.

 

Which residential rehabs services are open to those living in your health
board  area?

All residential rehabilitation services within Scotland are open to East
Renfrewshire. 

Services used have included Glasgow Drug Crisis Centre ; Turning Point
Scotland; Phoenix Futures; Turnaround; 218 Project.

 

How many people in your health board area were funded to attend rehab in
the following financial years: 2015/16, 2016/17, 2017/18, 2018/19,
2019/2020?

Please note that we do not do not hold health board wide figures, however
we have provided figures below for East Renfrewshire.  We use the term
less than five when dealing with small numbers, in order to protect the
identity of individuals.  S38(1)b of the Freedom of Information Act
provides for an exemption from disclosure where release of the information
would breach the Data Protection Act 2018.

2015/16 –<5*

2016/17 – 0

2017/18 – <5*

2018/19 – 0

2019/20 – 0

 

Can you confirm the number of times funding was refused for rehab in the
following financial years: 2015/16, 2016/17, 2017/18, 2018/19, 2019/2020?

None

 

How much was spent on residential rehab in your local authority area in
the following years: 2015/16, 2016/17, 2017/18, 2018/19, 2019/2020?

2015/16 - £4,029

2016/17 - £0

2017/18 - £10,695

2018/19 - £0

2019/20 - £0

 

From which budget line is this funding pulled?  [ie health/LA social work
etc]

HSCP Addictions budget

 

 

East Renfrewshire Council offers the opportunity to apply to the Council
for a review of how we have dealt with your enquiry.  If you wish to
proceed to review, please apply in writing within 40 working days to:

 

Chief Officer - Legal & Procurement
Council Headquarters

Rouken Glen Road

Giffnock G46 6UG

 

marking your letter ‘Freedom of Information – request for review’ and
stating the exact nature of the matter you wish to be reviewed.

 

The review will be carried out within 20 working days of receipt.  If you
are dissatisfied with the outcome of the review, you have the right to
then appeal to the Scottish Information Commissioner who has extensive
powers to investigate such matters.  His address is:

 

Scottish Information Commissioner

Kinburn Castle

St Andrews

Fife KY16 9DS

 

 

Regards

 

East Renfrewshire Health & Social Care Partnership
HSCP Headquarters, Eastwood Health and Care Centre, Drumby Crescent,
Clarkston, G76 7HN
0141 451 0500

 

 

 

 

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