[...] official statistics showing death rates for the misuse of drugs have doubled in Burnley and Hyndburn since 2005.
But when they asked the local taxpayer funded charity who help drug users if more support is required, they said:
Seriously! That must be the first time I've ever heard a taxpayer funded 'charity' say there is no problem, rather than issue a scary press release and demand more cash.
Asked whether there is a need for more support for drug users, Rachael Taylor, manager of the Inspire project, which provides support services in East Lancashire, said in a statement: “No, Inspire, run by CRI in East Lancashire, is commissioned to provide support to anyone who is affected by drug and alcohol problems in the area.
“We work with a number of other services to provide health, wellbeing, education and family support services to more than 2,000 people at any one time in East Lancashire. There is support available for anyone who needs it.”
I need to lie down