PHE announces areas for IPS alcohol and drug dependency trial

Public Health England

November 21
14:52 2017

Public Health England (PHE) has announced the 7 local authority areas that have been selected to take part in a randomised controlled trial of individual placement and support (IPS) for people in or dependent on either drugs, alcohol or both in community treatment services.

The IPS-AD trial is being funded by the joint Department for Work and Pensions, and Department of Health Work and Health Unit. The 7 local authority areas that have been selected to take forward the trial are:

  • Birmingham
  • Blackpool
  • Brighton and Hove
  • Derbyshire
  • Haringey
  • Sheffield
  • Staffordshire

A large-scale IPS pilot for people with barriers to employment relating to substance misuse was one of the main recommendations made by Dame Carol Black in her 2016 report An independent review into the impact on employment outcomes of drug or alcohol addiction, and obesity.

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