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|22 March 2021||Questions about the Heroin Assisted Treatment scheme:|
This is paid for by the proceeds of crime pot (although i believe the first year was funded from council tax or so another candidate has said)
It the proceeds of crime fund a national fund or a local fund?
If national what guarantee is there that future funding will be available? If local what if there isnt enough in the pot to run the scheme?
How much does the scheme cost per year at the moment?
14 people were played on the scheme, 7 dropped out for various reasons. Thats quite a high drop out rate, is that not a concern?
youve said it free’s up police to concentrate on other crimes, but most people will tell you when there is petty crime (its the term petty but in reality its not petty for the people suffering it) reported to the police they dont really come out anyway. And a lot of petty crime is anti social behaviour not just theft for drugs money. So how does this help people who the police dont visit anyway? Their crimes will not all go away.
Are those people on the scheme addition free at the end of it? Or are they moved from street heroin addiction to medical heroin addiction? If theyre still addicted whats the cost to continue the scheme for them?
Its got some brilliant positives that i previously jumped past, lower use of the NHS for things like overdoses, police call outs for when theyre smacked up off their faces in public being a nuisance
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