Agenda item

Support for Vulnerable Substance Users Who are Involved with the City Criminal Justice System

Report of the City and Hackney Public Health.


The Sub Committee received a report of the City and Hackney Public Health providing an overview of the pathways and partnership work being undertaken by Turning Point with the criminal justice system in the City of London. It also provided an update on the Rough Sleeper Drug and Alcohol Grant.


In response to a question, the Sub Committee was informed that the City and Hackney Public Health team work to remove barriers that people might face in accessing support. It was explained that the team works with the police to ensure consistent messages are given.


Members were advised that a Fibro Scanner was a device used to detect damage to the liver.


In response to another question, the Sub Committee was informed that while resources are shared across Hackney and the City of London, the City Corporation has its own dedicated team to meet the needs of those within the City.


The Sub Committee was informed that the team has carefully considered how to develop pathways to support. It was noted that this includes ‘inreach’ work and by making remote prescribing available. It was also noted that the assessment centre has ensured that clinical interventions can be offered to those seeking assistance.


The Chair commented on the importance of providing assistance at the point that individuals ask for it. In response to a question from the Chair, the Commander of the CLP informed Members that the CLP do not carry naloxone. It was suggested that implementation of naloxone could be piloted.


RESOLVED – That the report be noted.



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