Drug and Alcohol - Proposal for Commissioning for an Integrated Drug and Alcohol structured treatment and recovery support service for Newcastle.

This consultation has now ended.

This consultation ran from 22/02/2019 to 18/03/2019.


Thank you for giving us your views about our proposals for recommissioning Drug and Alcohol Services in Newcastle. We have reviewed and considered the feedback received as part of this process, which we will use to inform the development of the service.

The feedback has not changed the overall proposal to consolidate the current contracts into the new contract opportunities presented in the final consultation document here: 

Drug and Alcohol - Commissioning for an integrated drug and alcohol structured treatment and recovery support service for Newcastle IIA   

However, we have provided additional information and clarification in the IIA above, in response to feedback received during consultation, about:

  • Premises
  • ICT

The Council will now begin a competitive procurement exercise for these service. The arrangements for the new service will begin in December 2019. The timeline is:  

  • Procurement process commences – early June 2019
  •  Award of contract – beginning August 2019 
  • Transition period – Mid-August to end November 2019 (including data migration) 
  • Service commences – 1 December 2019

Funding and contracts for existing services in the scope of the proposal will continue until the new contracts begin, at which point existing funding will be committed to fund the new contracts. The above activities and timescales may be subject to change. Thanks for giving us your views. 

We want to hear your views on our proposal to commission an integrated drug and alcohol structured treatment and recovery support service for the residents of Newcastle. Click on 'show more' to take part.

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Drug and Alcohol Integrated Service Proposal 2019

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