Recommendation ID

Costing tool:- Which elements of health, social care or other support services work best at a local level and provide the best 'value for money' to address the needs of young people and adults with coexisting severe mental illness and substance misuse?

Any explanatory notes
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Why this is important:- There is a lack of agreed service models that address the range of health, social care and other support needs of people with coexisting severe mental illness and substance misuse. Information on the value these may provide are also limited.
A costing tool will help decision makers 'mix and match' interventions and services to see which package provides the best outcome. It will also help identify cost savings and determine whether the additional benefits (in terms of health, social care or criminal justice outcomes) are worth the extra costs. It may also help to demonstrate whether better functioning mainstream services are effective and provide value for money.

Source guidance details

Comes from guidance
Coexisting severe mental illness and substance misuse: community health and social care services
Date issued
November 2016

Other details

Is this a recommendation for the use of a technology only in the context of research? No  
Is it a recommendation that suggests collection of data or the establishment of a register?   No  
Last Reviewed 30/11/2016