Tuesday, 24 July 2018

Questions (1785)

Dessie Ellis

Question:

1785. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Health the amount a 5%, 10%, 20% and 30% increase in funding for each of the DATFs would amount to based on current funding in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [34853/18]

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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 by the Department of Health to task forces in 2018 for community-based drugs initiatives. This level of funding is consistent with the amounts provided for the last four years.

 A Table setting out a 5%,10%, 20% and 30% increase in funding for each task force follows, differentiated between direct Department of Health funding and funding provided via the HSE.

 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

2018 DOH Funding

5% increase

10% increase

20% increase

30% increase

Ballyfermot

€255,446

€268,218

€280,991

€306,535

€332,080

Ballymun

€422,958

€444,106

€465,254

€507,550

€549,845

Blanchardstown

€179,305

€188,270

€197,236

€215,166

€233,097

Bray

€573,860

€602,553

€631,246

€688,632

€746,018

Canal Communities

€338,605

€355,535

€372,466

€406,326

€440,187

Clondalkin

€388,114

€407,520

€426,925

€465,737

€504,548

Cork

€411,988

€432,587

€453,187

€494,386

€535,584

Dublin 12

€70,397

€73,917

€77,437

€84,476

€91,516

Dublin NE

€239,971

€251,970

€263,968

€287,965

€311,962

Dun Laoghaire

€94,676

€99,410

€104,144

€113,611

€123,079

Finglas Cabra

€263,277

€276,441

€289,605

€315,932

€342,260

NIC

€394,856

€414,599

€434,342

€473,827

€513,313

SIC

€176,043

€184,845

€193,647

€211,252

€228,856

Tallaght

€336,022

€352,823

€369,624

€403,226

€436,829

Total LDATF

€4,145,518

€4,352,794

€4,560,070

€4,974,622

€5,389,173

RDATF

2018 DOH

5% increase

10% increase

20% increase

30% increase

East Coast Area

€58,200

€61,110

€64,020

€69,840

€75,660

Midland

€136,816

€143,657

€150,498

€164,179

€177,861

Mid-West

€147,982

€155,381

€162,780

€177,578

€192,377

North East

€0

€0

€0

€0

€0

North West

€258,633

€271,565

€284,496

€310,360

€336,223

North Dublin City & Co.

€266,245

€279,557

€292,870

€319,494

€346,119

South East

€0

€0

€0

€0

€0

South West

€102,820

€107,961

€113,102

€123,384

€133,666

Southern

€0

€0

€0

€0

€0

Western

€136,994

€143,844

€150,693

€164,393

€178,092

Total RDATF

€1,107,690

€1,163,075

€1,218,459

€1,329,228

€1,439,997

Overall Total

€5,253,208

€5,515,868

€5,778,529

€6,303,850

€6,829,170

LDATF

2018 HSE Funding

5% increase

10% increase

20% increase

30% increase

Ballyfermot

€1,231,286

€1,292,850.30

€1,354,414.60

€1,477,543.20

€1,600,671.80

Ballymun

€697,957

€732,854.85

€767,752.70

€837,548.40

€907,344.10

Blanchardstown

€913,589

€959,268.45

€1,004,947.90

€1,096,306.80

€1,187,665.70

Bray

€916,271

€962,084.55

€1,007,898.10

€1,099,525.20

€1,191,152.30

Canal Communities

€1,141,309

€1,198,374.45

€1,255,439.90

€1,369,570.80

€1,483,701.70

Clondalkin

€1,007,948

€1,058,345.40

€1,108,742.80

€1,209,537.60

€1,310,332.40

Cork

€1,108,299

€1,163,713.95

€1,219,128.90

€1,329,958.80

€1,440,788.70

Dublin 12

€993,750

€1,043,437.50

€1,093,125.00

€1,192,500.00

€1,291,875.00

Dublin NE

€777,116

€815,971.80

€854,827.60

€932,539.20

€1,010,250.80

Dun Laoghaire

€786,755

€826,092.75

€865,430.50

€944,106.00

€1,022,781.50

Finglas Cabra

€627,960

€659,358.00

€690,756.00

€753,552.00

€816,348.00

NIC

€1,834,723

€1,926,459.15

€2,018,195.30

€2,201,667.60

€2,385,139.90

SIC

€1,868,014

€1,961,414.70

€2,054,815.40

€2,241,616.80

€2,428,418.20

Tallaght

€898,930

€943,876.50

€988,823.00

€1,078,716.00

€1,168,609.00

Total LDATF

€14,803,907

€15,544,102.35

€16,284,297.70

€17,764,688.40

€19,245,079.10

RDATF

2018 HSE

5% increase

10% increase

20% increase

30% increase

East Coast Area

€508,500

€533,925.00

€559,350.00

€610,200.00

€661,050.00

Midland

€662,491

€695,615.55

€728,740.10

€794,989.20

€861,238.30

Mid-West

€1,260,007

€1,323,007.35

€1,386,007.70

€1,512,008.40

€1,638,009.10

North East

€927,813

€974,203.65

€1,020,594.30

€1,113,375.60

€1,206,156.90

North West

€461,730

€484,816.50

€507,903.00

€554,076.00

€600,249.00

North Dublin City & Co.

€511,019

€536,569.95

€562,120.90

€613,222.80

€664,324.70

South East

€1,065,760

€1,119,048.00

€1,172,336.00

€1,278,912.00

€1,385,488.00

South West

€696,497

€731,321.85

€766,146.70

€835,796.40

€905,446.10

Southern

€973,178

€1,021,836.90

€1,070,495.80

€1,167,813.60

€1,265,131.40

Western

€524,155

€550,362.75

€576,570.50

€628,986.00

€681,401.50

Total RDATF

€7,591,150

€7,970,707.50

€8,350,265.00

€9,109,380.00

€9,868,495.00

Overall Total

€22,395,057

€23,514,810

€24,634,563

€26,874,068

€29,113,574