savings, surcharges and joined up working

Social Work Services 

Ensure Glasgow Addiction Services are more effective in getting people off methadone and into recovery services. Carry out an evaulation of services how effective the service is. It costs at least £50,000 per person for direct and indirect services (scottish Govt reference), Recovery services are more cost effective and can lead to people contributing to the community in the long run.  

Financial Services 

Council tax services, ensure debt recovery team is resourced therefore making it more effective this generating maximum revenue. 

Add a surcharge for Long Term Empty properties. This would add to addtional revenue for the council, and in line with the majority of other councils. It would also lead to meeting objectives of other departments. 

Joined Up Approach 

Ensure departments work together more effectively where revenue can be generated. Work better with external partners rather than "silo thinking"

Adopt a funding model similiar to one in England where budgets are pooled thus ensuring organisations work better together, similar to the model used in the North West of England. 

If this requires a legislative change, lobby Scottish Goverment to enact this model. 

 

Why the contribution is important

It would save the council money and lead to better outcomes for individuals and communties. 

by barrysheridan01 on September 09, 2016 at 03:39PM

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  • Posted by Moneysaver September 19, 2016 at 13:13

    Ensure Glasgow Addiction Services are more effective in getting people off methadone and into recovery services. Carry out an evaulation of services how effective the service is. It costs at least £50,000 per person for direct and indirect services (scottish Govt reference), Recovery services are more cost effective and can lead to people contributing to the community in the long run.

    £50000!!! This shocking. I nearly become apoplectic and I nearly fell of my chair.

    This money could be used to create 2 or 3 jobs instead of pandering to these parasites who are a drain and a danger to society.

    This should be closed down immediately and the money saved.

    It is not the council's responsibility to save drug addicts.

    They made a conscious decision to take drugs.

    Let the health service deal with it by cleaning their blood which has proven an effective and simple method to get drug users of their habit for just a few hundred pounds in America.
  • Posted by BobF October 06, 2016 at 19:46

    Moneysaver - wheres your evidence? do you have any? or are you just winding people up here as you are on many other postings?
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