Issue details

National Drug Strategy – From Harm to Hope

The National Drug Strategy From Harm to Hope was published in December 2021. In June 2022 guidance for local delivery partners was publish which included a requirement for a new Combating Drugs Partnership to be established to ensure that local areas meet all of the requirements set out in the strategy. The purpose of this report is to ensure that the Executive are in agreement that a Berkshire East Combating Drugs is established

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Affects more than 1 ward;

Decision status: For Determination

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 28/07/2022

Decision due: 20 Sep 2022 by Executive

Lead member: Executive Member for Adult Services, Health and Housing

Lead director: Executive Director: People

Department: People

Contact: Tony Dwyer, Assistant Director: Mental Health and Out of Hours Email: Tel: 823333.

Consultation process

A number of organisations have been consulted in respect of the requirement to establish a Combating Drug Partnership to meet the requirements of the National Drug Strategy; From Harm to Hope. The consultations were undertaken by way of Teams meetings and e-mails.


Elected members in Bracknell Forest, Slough and Windsor & Maidenhead
Directors of Public Health for all areas in the Frimley ICS footprint
Thames Valley Police and Crime Commissioner
Regional Director, National Probation Service
Local Authority Chief Executives across Berkshire East.

Making Representations: In writing to the Executive Director: People

Financial Impact: Failing to establish a Combating Drugs Partnership could result in the Supplementary Substance Misuse Treatment and Recovery Grant being withheld