Tuesday, 24 July 2018

Questions (1784)

Dessie Ellis

Question:

1784. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Health the funding received by each of the drugs and alcohol task forces in each of the years 2011 to 2017 and to date in 2018, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [34852/18]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

Drug and alcohol task forces play a key role in assessing the extent and nature of the drug problem and in initiating appropriate responses, so that there is a coordinated approach involving all sectors to the problem of substance misuse in local communities. In excess of €27.6 million has been allocated to task forces by the HSE and the Department of Health for community-based drugs initiatives this year. This level of funding is consistent with the amounts provided for the last four years.

 The budget allocation for the 24 local and regional drug and alcohol task forces from the drugs initiative of the Department of Health and the Health Service Executive for 2011 to 2018 is set out in the table.

 An additional €250,000 was provided in budget 2018 to improve the organisational effectiveness of the task forces in implementing the national drugs strategy. Individual task forces can receive up to €10,000 in additional funding. Payment of this funding is currently being processed by my Department and the HSE.

I recently announced a further €290,000 for task forces to support and enhance services addressing drug and alcohol misuse. This money will be allocated in quarter four of 2018. In addition, task forces will be consulted by the HSE on the provision of €710,000 for priority projects and services in CHO areas.

 I strongly believe that resources should be directed towards interventions that are most effective in reducing problem substance use. Measuring the effectiveness of responses to the drug problem is therefore an important objective of public policy. Towards this end, my Department will develop a performance measurement system by 2020 which will improve accountability across all sectors, including the task forces.

LDATF

2011

2012

2013

2014 DOH

2014 HSE

2015 DOH

Ballyfermot

€1,492,413

€1,569,489

€1,522,404

€461,150

€1,025,582

€255,446

Ballymun

€1,209,976

€1,180,695

€1,145,274

€632,817

€488,098

€422,958

Blanchardstown

€1,152,227

€1,124,343

€1,090,613

€179,305

€913,589

€179,305

Bray

€1,612,114

€1,573,101

€1,525,908

€573,860

€916,271

€573,860

Canal Communities

€1,600,987

€1,562,243

€1,515,376

€338,605

€1,141,309

€338,605

Clondalkin

€1,455,032

€1,421,577

€1,428,930

€388,114

€1,007,948

€388,114

Cork

€1,617,730

€1,578,581

€1,531,224

€411,988

€1,108,299

€411,988

Dublin 12

€1,148,145

€1,120,360

€1,086,749

€74,013

€990,134

€70,997

Dublin NE

€1,259,256

€1,228,782

€988,234

€422,251

€594,836

€422,251

Dun Laoghaire

€949,137

€926,167

€898,382

€94,676

€786,755

€94,676

Finglas Cabra

€959,818

€936,590

€908,492

€263,277

€627,960

€263,277

NIC

€2,428,391

€2,369,624

€2,298,535

€576,956

€1,652,623

€494,856

SIC

€2,215,434

€2,161,821

€2,096,966

€255,720

€1,788,337

€176,043

Tallaght

€1,281,356

€1,250,347

€1,262,837

€452,712

€782,240

€341,438

Total LDATF

€20,382,016

€20,003,720

€19,299,924

€5,125,444

€13,823,981

€4,433,814

RDATF

2011

2012

2013

2014 DOH

2014 HSE

2015 DOH

East Coast Area

€872,716

€851,596

€584,227

€58,200

€508,500

€58,200

Midland

€870,581

€849,513

€824,028

€307,810

€491,497

€136,816

Mid-West

€1,533,540

€1,496,428

€1,451,535

€147,982

€1,260,007

€147,982

North East

€1,010,546

€986,091

€956,508

€0

€927,813

€0

North West

€784,597

€765,610

€742,642

€272,485

€447,878

€258,633

North Dublin City & Co.

€846,574

€826,087

€801,304

€456,080

€321,184

€309,778

South East

€1,160,794

€1,132,703

€1,098,722

€0

€1,065,760

€0

South West

€870,592

€849,524

€824,038

€102,820

€696,497

€102,820

Southern

€1,059,956

€1,034,305

€1,003,276

€0

€973,178

€0

Western

€720,104

€702,677

€681,597

€136,994

€524,155

€136,994

Total RDATF

€9,730,000

€9,494,534

€8,967,877

€1,482,371

€7,216,469

€1,151,223

Overall Total

€30,112,016

€29,498,254

€28,267,801

€27,648,265

€27,648,265

LDATF

2015 HSE

2016 DOH

2016 HSE

2017 DOH

2017 HSE

2018 DOH

2018 HSE

Ballyfermot

€1,231,286

€255,446

€1,231,286

€255,446

€1,231,286

€255,446

€1,231,286

Ballymun

€697,957

€422,958

€697,957

€422,958

€697,957

€422,958

€697,957

Blanchardstown

€913,589

€179,305

€913,589

€179,305

€913,589

€179,305

€913,589

Bray

€916,271

€573,860

€916,271

€573,860

€916,271

€573,860

€916,271

Canal Communities

€1,141,309

€338,605

€1,141,309

€338,605

€1,141,309

€338,605

€1,141,309

Clondalkin

€1,007,948

€388,114

€1,007,948

€388,114

€1,007,948

€388,114

€1,007,948

Cork

€1,108,299

€411,988

€1,108,299

€411,988

€1,108,299

€411,988

€1,108,299

Dublin 12

€993,150

€70,397

€993,750

€70,397

€993,750

€70,397

€993,750

Dublin NE

€594,836

€239,971

€777,116

€239,971

€777,116

€239,971

€777,116

Dun Laoghaire

€786,755

€94,676

€786,755

€94,676

€786,755

€94,676

€786,755

Finglas Cabra

€627,960

€263,277

€627,960

€263,277

€627,960

€263,277

€627,960

NIC

€1,734,723

€394,856

€1,834,723

€394,856

€1,834,723

€394,856

€1,834,723

SIC

€1,868,014

€176,043

€1,868,014

€176,043

€1,868,014

€176,043

€1,868,014

Tallaght

€893,514

€336,022

€898,930

€336,022

€898,930

€336,022

€898,930

Total LDATF

€14,515,611

€4,145,518

€14,803,907

€4,145,518

€14,803,907

€4,145,518

€14,803,907

RDATF

2015 HSE

2016 DOH

2016 HSE

2017 DOH

2017 HSE

2018 DOH

2018 HSE

East Coast Area

€508,500

€58,200

€508,500

€58,200

€508,500

€58,200

€508,500

Midland

€662,491

€136,816

€662,491

€136,816

€662,491

€136,816

€662,491

Mid-West

€1,260,007

€147,982

€1,260,007

€147,982

€1,260,007

€147,982

€1,260,007

North East

€927,813

€0

€927,813

€0

€927,813

€0

€927,813

North West

€461,730

€258,633

€461,730

€258,633

€461,730

€258,633

€461,730

North Dublin City & Co.

€467,486

€266,245

€511,019

€266,245

€511,019

€266,245

€511,019

South East

€1,065,760

€0

€1,065,760

€0

€1,065,760

€0

€1,065,760

South West

€696,497

€102,820

€696,497

€102,820

€696,497

€102,820

€696,497

Southern

€973,178

€0

€973,178

€0

€973,178

€0

€973,178

Western

€524,155

€136,994

€524,155

€136,994

€524,155

€136,994

€524,155

Total RDATF

€7,547,617

€1,107,690

€7,591,150

€1,107,690

€7,591,150

€1,107,690

€7,591,150

Overall Total

€27,648,265

€27,648,265

€27,648,265