Support agency in crisis

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A VITAL support agency is pulling out of Levenmouth and the East Neuk because of a funding crisis.

The Drug and Alcohol Project Limited (DAPL) has released a statement announcing a drastic cut in service provision and redundancies.

Manager Robert Grant stated: “Due to Alcohol and Drug Partnership (ADP) funding cuts, DAPL is no longer able to continue this vital partnership working in Levenmouth and North East Fife after July 31.

“Through an anomaly in funding provision we are able to continue this service albeit slightly reduced in the Glenrothes area until September 30.”

Mr Grant said DAPL had initiated six redundancy notices on staff that would be effective from July 31, losing “highly skilled and trained practitioners”.

“There will be further redundancy notices served in August due to DAPL having to comply with employment legislation to give staff their legally entitled statutory notices,” he explained.

Each month DAPL provides over 60 assessments across Fife, and sees around 50 adult clients from North East Fife. Over the last four months there have been over 100 street referrals and there are. 50 adults waiting for DAPL’s service.