Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council Barnsley Drug and Alcohol Treatment Services ______________________________________________________________ Market Awareness Day ______________________________________________________________ Project: To improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the drug and alcohol treatment system in Barnsley by reconfiguring and re-tendering services. Background: Barnsley’s drug treatment system has evolved in response to national initiatives and local need and provides interventions in all treatment tiers that include primary care [GPs and pharmacies]; open access harm reduction and triage; structured psycho-social interventions; a structured day programme; a DIP service; specialist secondary care; access to the local inpatient detoxification unit and out of area residential rehabilitation. These services are delivered by a mix of local and national statutory and voluntary sector providers. We wish to commission responsive and innovatory services in response to the recent national strategy ‘Drugs: Protecting Families and Communities’; the vision of One Barnsley and the most recent DAAT Needs Assessment. We are aiming high in order to provide accessible and effective pathways to recovery and social inclusion by focusing on the outcomes for our service users and the impact on their own lives within families and communities. Estimated Value £21,000,000 Contract Period: 1 April 2010 to 31 March 2015 Prior to the re-configuration and re-tender of the Drug and Alcohol Treatment service in Barnsley a market awareness day is to be held between 9.30am and 2.00pm on 19 February 2009 at Longcar Professional Development Centre, Longcar Lane, Barnsley S70 6BB. This will give the DAAT the opportunity to provide more background information on the project and for those attending to give input on the ways to achieve the best outcomes for service users, their families and communities. Any organisation interested in attending this event and finding out more about this opportunity should register by the 6 February 2009 via the bulletin board on the SCMS system using http://scms.alito.co.uk and by following the instructions given when accessing and registering on the site and should included the likely number and names of attendees.