Funding for alcohol and drug rehab

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Dear council team

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

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

• How many people have requested access to residential drug and alcohol rehabs in the following financial years: 2012/13, 2013/14, 2014/15, 2015/16, 2016/17, 20217/18, 2018/19, 2019/20, 2020/21 and 2021 to present

• Which residential rehabs services are open to those living in your local authority area?

• How many people in your local authority area were funded to attend rehab in the financial years from 2012/13 to 2020/21 as well as 2021 to present

• Can you confirm the number of times funding was refused for rehab in the financial years from 2012/13 to 2020/21 as well as 2021 to present

• How much was spent on residential rehab in your local authority area in the years from 2012/13 to 2020/21 as well as 2021 to present

• 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

Angelene Kirkpatrick, North Lanarkshire Council

Dear Sir/madam

I acknowledge receipt of your request which is receiving attention.

I shall contact you again when I am in a position to respond more fully to your request.

Yours sincerely

Angelene Kirkpatrick
For Freedom of Information Co-ordinator
North Lanarkshire Council
Civic Centre
Windmillhill Street
Motherwell
ML1 1AB

Working from home
Please contact via email

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Angelene Kirkpatrick, North Lanarkshire Council

Dear Ms. Goodwin

Request for Information

 

I refer again to your e-mail of 18 January 2022 seeking information in
relation to funding for alcohol and drug rehabilitation.

 

Having investigated, I regret to advise you that no information is held by
this authority and in terms of Section 17 of the Freedom of Information
(Scotland) Act 2002 I must advise you of this.

 

NHS Lanarkshire may be in a position to assist you, should you wish to
contact them at [1][email address].

 

I can advise that North Lanarkshire Council, having regard to the
provisions of Section 21 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act
2002, has established a procedure whereby any person who has requested
information and is in any way dissatisfied with the decision on that
request, can within forty working days require a review of that decision
by writing to the Head of Legal and Democratic Solutions, Civic Centre,
Windmillhill Street, Motherwell ML1 1AB.  Accordingly, if you are
dissatisfied with this decision and seek such review please write to the
Head of Legal and Democratic Solutions.

 

I would advise, also, that in terms of Section 47 of the Act a person who
is dissatisfied with a notice given by the local authority under Section
21 of the Act - ie. a notice following a review of a decision by a local
authority, or by the failure of a local authority to give such a notice -
may make application to the Scottish Information Commissioner for a
decision as to whether, in any respect specified in that application, the
request for information to which the requirement relates has been dealt
with in accordance with the Act.  Such an application must be made within
six months of the review decision and be in writing or in another form
which, by reason of it having some permanency is capable of being used for
subsequent reference. The application must state the name of the
applicant, and provide an address for correspondence. The application must
also specify the request for information to which the requirement for
review relates, the matter which gave rise to the applicant’s
dissatisfaction with the original decision of the local authority and the
matter which gives rise to the applicant’s dissatisfaction with the
decision on review by the local authority or the failure of the local
authority to issue such a decision.  The Scottish Information Commissioner
can be contacted as follows:-

Scottish Information Commissioner

Kinburn Castle

Doubledykes Road

St. Andrews

KY16  9DS

email: [2][email address]

 

Appeals to the Scottish Information Commissioner can also be made online
via the following link: -

 

[3]www.itspublicknowledge.info/Appeal

 

I hope this information is sufficient for your purpose.  If, however, you
require further information – or I can assist in any other way – please
let me know.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Angelene Kirkpatrick

For Freedom of Information Co-ordinator

North Lanarkshire Council

Civic Centre

Windmillhill Street

Motherwell

ML1 1AB

 

Working from home

Please contact via email

 

 

 

 

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