Decision details

Core Drugs and Alcohol Treatment Service

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care and Public Health

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Request to award two contracts to deliver support to residents who have issues with substance misuse. Tackling drug and alcohol misuse is a priority for Public Health in the borough and these substance misuse services play a pivotal role in the delivery of the vision and outcomes set out within the Public Health Outcomes Framework. One contract will support adults who have issues with drugs and alcohol and one contract will deliver support for adults with alcohol-specific issues. They work jointly to offer tailored support to individuals dependant on their needs. These new contracts are due to start on 1 July 2021.


The over-arching aim of this contract award is to continue service provision for residents across Westminster. We will utilise early learning from the COVID-19 pandemic to ensure services are able to offer innovative outreach and enhanced digital support for our residents and will work flexibly to respond to emerging health and social needs.


That the Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care and Public Health approved the contract award as set out in the table below:


Lot / Contract


Five Year Term

Optional Extension Period (2 years)


Lot 1 Substance Misuse Treatment Service

Turning Point Service Ltd




Lot 2 Alcohol Specific Treatment Service

Change, Grow, Live Services Ltd





That the Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care and Public Health delegated approval to exercise the option to extend each contract to the Executive Director of Adult Social Care and Public Health.


The existing contracts for Core Drug and Alcohol Treatment Services were due to expire on 31st March 2021 however these were extended in November 2020 for a period of three months and will now expire on 30th June 2021. This was due to delays during the procurement strategy stage which left an insufficient time for the mobilisation of the new contracts. Each new contract was planned to commence on 1st July 2021 for a period of five years, with an option to extend for a further two-year period (subject to performance).


Publication date: 11/02/2021

Date of decision: 11/02/2021

Effective from: 12/02/2021

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