Monday, October 22, 2007

They Really Don't Work ; Swindon's Services Crumble Round Our Ears

Police, then health and now another essential service for the town has been declared ineffective and failing to meet targets. The consequences of this one failing have their own tragic outcomes, it's Swindon's Drug Service.

With a refreshing honesty, the strategic development manager for substance misuse said , "we didn't meet any of the targets set for us by the National Treatment Agency." Further to this the council predicts it will cost £57million per year, at least, in the resulting crimes from the service's failings.

It was also added that Swindon has a large number of people with alcohol abuse who seem to be forgotten by the general public when drug treatment is mentioned.

Swindon Centric Says ; With the increase in related crime from the service's failings, can Wiltshire Constabulary be trusted to respond effectively, with their low rating too, to solving those crimes?

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