Decision details

Implementation of PHE Section 31Grant - Drug treatment and crime reduction proposals

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Health and Social Care (job-share)

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Approval to waive the council’s Contract Standing Order 8.2 and award contracts to South London and Maudsley (SLaM) and Women in Prison for the provision of Section 31 Drug Treatment and Crime Reduction grant form Public Health England (PHE). The funding and proposals will cover staff and treatment costs as well as the commissioning support function to be provided by the council.

This grant is a one-off fund which will enable Lambeth to provide and test alternative models of Substance Misuse health services for those within the criminal justice system to access. The contract period is for 12 months from 1st April 2021 until 31st March 2022


1.         To note the commitment to spend from 01/04/21 to 31/08/21 for an amount of £191,667 that is yet to be invoiced.

2.         To approve the spend from 01/09/21 to 31/03/21 for an amount of £268,333 with an overall total of £460,000.

3.         To waive Contract Standing Order 8.2 due to demonstrable best interest and approve the 

Direct Award of the PHE Drug and Crime Reduction Grant contracts to South Lambeth and Maudsley (SLaM) (£415,000), Women in Prison (£45,000) from 01/04/21 to 31/03/21 for a total amount of £460,000).

4.         To approve £55,000 towards council commissioning support for a fixed term post to oversee contracts detailed in recommendation 3.


Publication date: 15/09/2021

Date of decision: 23/09/2021

Effective from: 02/10/2021

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