Investment in drug and alcohol treatment

The request was successful.

Christina Bengston

Dear Redbridge Borough Council,

DrugScope is the national membership organisation for the drug and
alcohol treatment sector. We conduct an annual ‘State of the
Sector’ project to learn more about how the specialist treatment is
faring at a local level. You can find information about DrugScope
and last year’s State of the Sector at our website:
http://tinyurl.com/q3hzqeu

This year, for the first time, we are planning to publish a
supplementary report detailing investment in drug and alcohol
treatment across England; we are submitting requests under the
Freedom of Information Act to every relevant local authority to
facilitate this.

I would appreciate it if you could provide all information you hold
on the following matters:

1. Actual spend on drug and alcohol treatment in 2013-14, broken
down by: spend on (i) community treatment, (ii) residential
treatment, (iii) inpatient treatment and (iv) non-structured
treatment for each of (a) adult drug services, (b) adult alcohol
services and (c) young people’s services;

2. Anticipated spend on drug and alcohol treatment in 2014-15,
broken down by: spend on (i) community treatment, (ii) residential
treatment, (iii) inpatient treatment and (iv) non-structured
treatment for each of (a) adult drug services, (b) adult alcohol
services and (c) young people’s services;

3. Anticipated spend on drug and alcohol treatment in 2015-16,
broken down by: spend on (i) community treatment, (ii) residential
treatment, (iii) inpatient treatment and (iv) non-structured
treatment for each of (a) adult drug services, (b) adult alcohol
services and (c) young people’s services;

4. Where applicable, when the contracts for adult drug treatment,
adult alcohol treatment and young people’s specialist treatment
services will expire;

5. If any element of payment by results applies to adult drug
treatment, adult alcohol treatment and young people’s specialist
treatment services;

6. Please explain how the allocations above were calculated.

I believe that the above satisfy the public interest criteria and
are not commercially sensitive data.

I hope that this request is sufficiently clear; should you require
any clarification, please do not hesitate to let me know.

Yours faithfully

Bobbie Silva

FoI (Freedom of Information), Redbridge Borough Council

Dear Ms Silva/Ms Bengston,

Thank you for your request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. 

For a request to be valid, the requester must provide enough of their real name to give anyone reading that request a reasonable indication of their identity.  Authorities do not have to take into account the possibility that there may be staff elsewhere within the organisation who have dealt with the requester before and might be capable of working out their identity from the contents of their request alone.  Unfortunately, it is not clear in what name you are making your request, Christina Bengston or Bobbie Silva, and until we receive clarification regarding this, your request is invalid and we will be unable to process it, although it has been logged and is on hold. We require this clarification because it could lead to unnecessary confusion / delay / possible data protection breaches if applicants cannot be distinguished from one another.

Upon receipt of the detail we have requested, your request will be processed, and you will receive the information requested within the statutory timescale of 20 working days as defined by the Freedom of Information Act 2000, subject to the information not being exempt or containing a reference to a third party. If appropriate, the information may be provided in paper copy, normal font size. If you require alternative formats, e.g. language, audio, large print, etc. then please let me know.

For your information, the Act defines a number of exemptions that may prevent release of the information you have requested. There will be an assessment and if any of the exemption categories apply then the information will not be released. You will be informed if this is the case, including your rights of appeal. If the information you request contains reference to a third party then they may be consulted prior to a decision being taken on whether or not to release the information to you. You will be informed if this is the case.

There may a fee payable for this information. This will be considered and you will be informed if a fee is payable. In this event the fee must be paid before the information is processed and released. The 20 working day time limit for responses is suspended until receipt of the payment.

If you have any queries or concerns then please contact the Information Officer at London Borough of Redbridge, Town Hall, PO Box 2, High Road, Ilford, Essex, telephone 0208 708 2331, e-mail [Redbridge Borough Council request email]

Further information is also available from the Information Commissioner at:
Information Commissioner's Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF 
Telephone:   0303 123 1113.

www.ico.org.uk

Yours sincerely,

Jackie Lammin
Corporate FOI Team
London Borough of Redbridge
Redbridge Town Hall, 128-142 High Road, Ilford, IG1 1DD
 
Tel: 020 8708 2161
Email: [Redbridge Borough Council request email]
Web: www.redbridge.gov.uk
Twitter: @RedbridgeLive
Facebook: www.facebook.com/redbridgelive

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Christina Bengston

Dear FoI (Freedom of Information),

I do apologise I left the incorrect name on the email. The request is from me, Christina Bengston.

Yours sincerely,

Christina Bengston

FoI (Freedom of Information), Redbridge Borough Council

Thank you for your clarification. I can confirm that the hold has been taken off of your request and it is now being processed.

Regards,

Jackie Lammin
Corporate FOI Team
London Borough of Redbridge
Redbridge Town Hall, 128-142 High Road, Ilford, IG1 1DD
 
Tel: 020 8708 2161
Email: [Redbridge Borough Council request email]
Web: www.redbridge.gov.uk
Twitter: @RedbridgeLive
Facebook: www.facebook.com/redbridgelive

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Rashpal Bal, Redbridge Borough Council

2 Attachments

 

Dear Christina Bengston,

 

Freedom of Information Act 2000 – Information Request Ref: 108442

 

Your request for information has now been considered and the information
requested is attached. 

 

Please contact me if you have any queries or concerns.

 

If you are unhappy with the outcome of your request, you may ask for an
internal review within 20 working days of the date of this response.
Please contact the Information Officer at [1][Redbridge Borough Council request email] or Town
Hall, PO Box 2, High Road, Ilford, Essex, IG1 1DD who will arrange an
internal review of your case.   

 

If you have a complaint about the handling of your enquiry then please
contact the Information Officer within 20 working days of the date of this
response at London Borough of Redbridge, Town Hall, PO Box 2, High Road,
Ilford, Essex, telephone 0208 708 2331, e-mail [2][Redbridge Borough Council request email]. 

 

If you consider the outcome of the London Borough of Redbridge’s
complaints procedure is not satisfactory you also have a right of appeal
to the Information Commissioner at:

 

Information Commissioner's Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF 
Telephone:   08456 30 60 60 or 01625 54 57 45

[3]www.informationcommissioner.gov.uk

 

I trust this answers your enquiry.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

 

Rashpal Bal

Information, Complaints & Investigations Officer

Adult Social Services and Public Health

 

London Borough of Redbridge

6^TH Floor, Lynton House, 255-259 High Road, Ilford, Essex IG1 1NN

 

Tel: 020 8708 5777

Email: [4] Rashpal[email address]

 

Web: [5]www.redbridge.gov.uk

Twitter: @RedbridgeLive

Facebook: [6]www.facebook.com/redbridgelive

 

Save time, go online: [7]www.redbridge.gov.uk

 

 

 

 

 

 

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