Cambridge Acorn Project

Reshaping Drug and Alcohol Services in Cambridgeshire

The Public Health Joint Commissioning Unit is re-tendering the adult drug and alcohol treatment service contract.  The current contract, which is held by ‘Inclusion’ comes to an end on 30th September, 2018.  This provides the Commissioning Unit with the opportunity to explore new and innovative models of treatment provision to meet current need.

The new contract will include the provision of

  • Advice and information.
  • Medical treatment.
  • Harm reduction.
  • Recovery orientated programme of support.
  • Support around housing, education, training, and work.
  • Family/carer support.

The aim of the new service is to ensure that everyone who wants and needs support gets the best help they can to enable them to make the changes that they need to make.

Support will also be provided to parents, partners and others who live with someone who is misusing drugs and alcohol.

The new service will have the following outcomes:

  • An integrated specialist drug and alcohol treatment system across Cambridgeshire.
  • Increased alignment and integration with related services to ensure that the complex needs (most notably poor mental and physical health, homelessness, unemployment) of service users are effectively addressed with treatment and recovery outcomes achieved.
  • Robust recovery focused treatment approaches.
  • A long term condition treatment model which decreases demand for acute treatment services and ensures that needs are appropriately addressed.
  • Early intervention and harm reduction interventions.

For more detailed information on the results of the consultation processes please click here:

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