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Monday 25 May 2015
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DAAT (Drug Alcohol Action Team)The strategic body through which the local drug strategy is decided and actioned. Also known as DATs – Drug Action Teams, when additional responsibilities are not taken for addressing alcohol problems.
DCA (Department for Constitutional Affairs)The Government Department responsible for upholding justice, rights and democracy.
DCMS (Department for Culture, Media and Sport)Government Department that sponsors the Regional Cultural Consortium works with partners to improve productivity in the tourism, creative and leisure industries and enhances access to a fuller cultural and sporting life for young people.
DCP Dudley Community Partnership)This is the Local Strategic Partnership (LSP) for Dudley.
DCVSDudley Council for Voluntary Service.
Decent Homes StandardIn 2000 the government set out a new target for the condition of all social housing called the Decent Homes Standard. It states that for a home to be 'decent' it should have reasonably modern facilities (for example, a kitchen under 20 years old or a bathroom under 30 years old) and be structurally sound. It also states that homes should offer both effective insulation and efficient heating. This standard is designed to meet minimum requirements of repair and facilities.
Delivery agenciesAgencies that will work to deliver upon the objectives outlined in action plans and projects and which deliver services, usually to the public such as Primary Care Trusts, Local Authorities etc.
Delivery mechanismsA method by which a delivery agency will deliver its services which could include staff, premises, work programmes and so on.
Delivery PlanA plan which sets out what a project or programme intends to achieve, when, where and at what cost.
Deprivation IndicatorsKey indicators used to identify levels of deprivation within a particular area e.g. low mortality rates, etc, and are used collectively to form the Indices of Multiple Deprivation.