Decision Maker: Director of Public Health
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
To approve the extension of contracts for the
provision of the North Yorkshire Horizons (specialist adult drug
and alcohol service) and the North Yorkshire RISE (specialist young
people's drug and alcohol service) to September 2025
It has been agreed to extend the contracts for
the provision of North Yorkshire Horizons (specialist adult drug
and alcohol service) and North Yorkshire RISE (specialist young
people’s drug and alcohol service) to 30 September 2025. The
decision was made by the Director of Public Health in consultation
with the Executive member and Corporate Director.
The North Yorkshire RISE (specialist young
people’s drug and alcohol service) and North Yorkshire
Horizons (specialist adult drug and alcohol service) contracts are
due to expire on 31 March 2024 and 30 September 2024
A number of local contextual developments mean that there is a unique opportunity to review the services that directly support and contribute support to people who experience harmful patterns of substance use.
The council will embark on a drug and alcohol service transformation programme between 2023 – September 2025, involving directorates across the council, as well as key partners such as the Office for the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner (OFPCC), Police, Probation and the Integrated Care Boards (ICBs). The council will provide leadership for the development of a system of support for people who experience harmful patterns of substance use.
New commissioning arrangements will be implemented from 1 October 2025. This decision ensures that effective specialist drug and alcohol services are maintained throughout the transformation programme; that the council maintains investment in line with the outturn reported to DLUHC in 2020/21; and partners can optimise additional grant investment in the final year of the current investment programme (2024/25)
The existing contracts only include provisions
for the Council to unilaterally extend for +3 years and +2 years
for North Yorkshire Horizons, and +2 years and +2 years for North
Yorkshire RISE. The council will therefore need to establish a
variation to existing contracts to extend them to 30 September
The variations are permissible under regulation 72 Public Contracts Regulations 2015.
Publication date: 06/11/2023
Date of decision: 03/11/2023
Effective from: 11/11/2023