Presentation on theme: "CDAAL Survey 2012. Survey Breadth of work within voluntary drug and alcohol sector The added value brought by the sector Looking ahead – sustainability."— Presentation transcript:
Survey Breadth of work within voluntary drug and alcohol sector The added value brought by the sector Looking ahead – sustainability Commissioning – views and preparedness
Breadth of work in the sector For many organisations there is an holistic approach with many clients experiencing a range of issues that are supported within one service, including substance users, carers, children, familes The model of integrated working has been standard in the voluntary sector for many years DrugsAlcoholTobacco Sexual Health Mental health Blood Borne Viruses Other (please specify) 18195343 2 Families/carers Any addictive behavior
Breadth of work in the sector Although individual work is the core of many services, there is a wide range of activity which represents the holistic approach the sector does well 1:1 key work / support work15 Counselling 8 Other therapies 4 Group work 9 Social activities 6 Employability support/activity 5 Education/learning opportunities 7 Housing support 3 Financial/benefits advice 4 Peer support 8 Support for self help/recovery community development 11 Carer support 3 Family support 7 Other (please specify) Parenting work Individual therapeutic work with children Vocational opportunities SMART in Community HMP Edinburgh counselling HMP recovery work Criminal Justice work
The added value - resources 10% of paid staff are entirely funded from non-statutory sources 56% of paid staff are funded from a blend of statutory and non-statutory sources 33% of paid staff are entirely funded by statutory sources
The added value - volunteers There are at least 151 volunteers involved in the voluntary drug and alcohol sector These volunteers contribute over 500 hours of capacity each week There are over 60 trained peer supporters involved in helping people Only one organisation achieves this with statutory funding alone – most of this is achieved through non-statutory funding.
Looking ahead - sustainability Stable 60% have diverse funding sources 33% have long term grants in place 26% have more than 3 months reserves Vulnerable 20% have only one or two funding sources 60% have only short term grants in place 20% have less than 3 months reserves
Looking ahead-sustainability All funding reduction scenarios from 5-50% will result in reduction in quality of service for up to 69% of services All funding reduction scenarios from 5-50% will result in reduction in quantity of service for up to 84% of services A funding reduction of 5% would lead to redundancy in 29% of services and reduction of 50% would lead to redundancy in 86% of services
Looking ahead-sustainability In all cases any amount of statutory funding reduction will have a negative impact on other funding agreements For 15% of organisations a 10% reduction in statutory funding will lead to loss of other grants; a 20% reduction would lead to other grant loss for 30% of organisations; a 50% reduction would lead to other grant loss for 43% of organisations 42% of organisations would close if they faced a 50% reduction in statutory funding 66% of organisations would close if they faced a 100% loss in statutory funding
Looking ahead-sustainability Complex impact >Loss of rent for premises >Some organisations have contracts for different parts of service alongside different timescales. Often tendering for 3 years for one part when other parts have only 1 year funding making organisations fragile.
Commissioning Poor consultation process and bad practice in terms of making consultation responses public, as well as making any changes made as a result of the consultation explicit Don't feel that it was robust enough and felt that it was somewhat directed! I did take part in the consultation and completed an electronic consultation document which was submitted to the EADP. However I have not yet received feedback although it was suggested that there would be feedback. The document seemed to lean towards securing particular answers to questions. A paper exercise undertaken by the EADP. No commitment to a level playing field with the statutory sector. Different scenarios in different parts of the Lothians
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