Funding for under-18s drug and alcohol treatment

This is a £25.4 million budget supplied through the health service to fund the commissioning and delivery of specialist drug and alcohol interventions for young people around England. Due to changes in its allocation in 2010/11 (find out more here) the budget is now linked to the Child Wellbeing Index (CWI) in order to target the needs of young people more directly.

This index is based on the work done in creating the IMD and follows a similar approach, structure and methodology. You can read the CWI Summary Report here or get the data at County or District level.

This is a great example of how IMD methodology can be used to create a relevant index to accurately but easily target a specific demographic group using a basket of indicators at local levels.

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