Young people’s drugs services funding cut must be reversed, says DrugScope

Drugs charity DrugScope has called on the government to reverse a 10% cut made this year to funding for drug education and prevention services for young people.

The Young People’s Substance Misuse Grant has been cut from £61.8 million in 2006/7 to £55.2 million in 2007/8. A survey by DrugScope has revealed that a number of services around the country are scaling back or ending drugs education work in schools as a result.

DrugScope chief executive Martin Barnes said: “Morale in many services is at rock bottom, not helped by further uncertainty about funding from next April. The cut is hurting and is indefensible.”

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