SNP MSP RUTH MAGUIRE WELCOMES NEWS INVESTMENT IN EARLY INTERVENTION AND FAMILY SUPPORT
North Ayrshire will benefit from £1,197,742 of new investment to support people affected by drugs and alcohol, including funding directed to earlier intervention and better family support.
This is part of a nationwide announcement by the SNP Scottish Government. A total of 77 initiatives the length and breadth of Scotland will benefit from £25 million over the next 5 years. The Children and Family Fund and the Improvement Fund were established to provide direct financial support to frontline services and third sector organisations.
SNP MSP Ruth Maguire said:
‘I am delighted that local services in North Ayrshire will benefit from an additional £1,197,742 from the National Improvement Fund and the Children and Family Fund that the SNP Scottish Government established last year.
‘This funding will enable services to increase and improve support provided to those affected by drug and alcohol use including their families.
‘A whole family approach is needed to ensure more people can access treatment and recovery, that is right for them, at an earlier stage. Supporting family members in their own right is also important, as for every single person struggling with drugs or alcohol there are, on average, 11 other people affected.
‘This additional investment will help local services in North Ayrshire to work together and respond to problems earlier, to prevent children, young people and their families from reaching the point of crisis.’