To: Cardiff County Council

Save Cardiff Alcohol and drug team

4/3/15 update:

We won! The Cardiff Drug and Alcohol Team has received another years' worth of funding.

Save Cardiff Alcohol and drug team

To stop the closure of Cardiff and Vale Alcohol and Drug team.

Why is this important?

The Cardiff Alcohol and Drug team has provided an expert and effective service to people struggling with substance misuse in the Cardiff and Vale areas for nearly 30 years. Cardiff County council has decided to close it as part of a round of cuts. The service provides a team of social workers and a team of counsellors so giving a holistic approach to helping individuals and their families. They currently have around 230 people in contact with the service. It is estimated that somebody that has alcohol or drug issues will effect a further 8 people in their families and communities not to mention the pressure put upon services such as housing, criminal justice and health to name a few. The cost of the service is 218,000 pa which is less than some executive members of the council's salary and has a lot more of a positive effect.

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Reasons for signing

  • They do wonderful work with people who have fallen by the wayside and help them rebuild their lives
  • I have signed because their is not enough support when they are released from rehabilitation centres. People who have substance misuse go back into the community and are not supported it is a long road to recovery not a short one.
  • my son uses that facility

Updates

2016-09-21 08:52:11 +0100
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Petition is successful with 5,809 signatures

2016-01-19 18:03:50 +0000
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Petition is successful with 5,805 signatures

2015-03-09 17:09:08 +0000
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Petition is successful with 5,785 signatures

2015-03-04 10:34:54 +0000
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Petition is successful with 5,757 signatures

2015-01-31 13:43:34 +0000

5,000 signatures reached

2015-01-21 11:13:12 +0000

1,000 signatures reached

2015-01-20 23:43:47 +0000

500 signatures reached

2015-01-20 19:01:36 +0000

100 signatures reached

2015-01-20 15:23:22 +0000

50 signatures reached

2015-01-20 13:27:11 +0000

25 signatures reached

2015-01-20 12:54:52 +0000

10 signatures reached