Decision due on drug charity’s future

A decision is today imminent on the future of Ipswich based drug rehabilitation charity, the Iceni Project.

Future funding for the award–winning charity which gained nationwide acclaim for tackling street prostitution in Ipswich could be cut after it emerged that Suffolk Drug and Alcohol Action Team Partnership (Suffolk DAAT) may award funding to new tenders.

Other service providers at risk include Focus12, which has helped stars such as Russell Brand and Davina McCall to kick hard drugs, NORCAS, and the Suffolk Mental Health Partnership Trust.

Ben Gummer, MP for Ipswich, has been fighting to secure some funding for Iceni.

It is understood the drug action team contract could be worth in the region of �264,000 per year to the charity.

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Today marks the end of a ten day “standstill period’’ to allow the affected organisations time for consultation.

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