Bradford residents invited to have their say on the local substance misuse recovery system

Bradford Council, in conjunction with the local NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs), has launched a consultation which aims to improve the system used to treat alcohol and drug misuse in the local area.

The process will give the public an opportunity to tell the district’s Department of Public Health what currently works well within the system and where improvements could be made.

The Public Health Department and CCGs commission a wide range of services which are available to support people with drug and alcohol issues move towards and sustain recovery.

Ian Wallace, Head of Commissioning for Substance Misuse at Bradford Council, said:

“This is an ideal opportunity to review the alcohol and drug misuse system as a whole, and identify areas where there is potential for further improvement.”

“Individual services have developed significantly over the past ten years. However, we need to establish whether the overall system for providing support and treatment to those individuals who are affected by substance misuse issues can be even more effective, whilst offering greater value for money.

“It’s important that as many people as possible let us know what they think.  What people say will help us identify the key issues for those who rely upon the substance misuse recovery system.”

The consultation runs until 5th June and can be found on the “Have My Say” page.

It can also be accessed via HealthyBrad4d Facebook page.