Amy Winehouse, British singer and songwriter
British singer Amy Winehouse died aged 27. REUTERS

Amy Winehouse's father, Mitch, is meeting the Home Office minister James Brokenshire to discuss plans to set up a drug rehabilitation center in his daughter's name.

Joined by his daughter's managers, Raye Cosbert and Trenton Harrison-Lee, and Sarah Graham, a former cocaine user and addiction expert, Winehouse aims to highlight a gap in residential treatment services for young people who cannot afford private treatment.

The elder Winehouse first announced at Amy Winehouse's funeral on July 26 that he plans to create a foundation in his daughter's name. According to the Daily Mail he stated: ''I want an Amy Winehouse Foundation something to help the things she loved - children, horses, but also to help those struggling with substance abuse.''

Amy Winehouse's cause of death has been listed as "unexplained," pending toxicology results. Although many believe that drugs and alcohol were contributing factors in the singer's death.

A family spokesman said Mitch Winehouse felt strongly about the fact that addicts can face a wait of up to two years for NHS treatment. "He realised that if the family didn't have money for Priory-style treatment it would be difficult to get help," the spokesman said.

Sarah Graham, a former cocaine user, first met Mitch Winehouse when they both gave evidence to the Commons home affairs committee in October 2009. Britain's only NHS rehabilitation centre for young people -- at Middlegate in Nettleton, Lincolnshire -- closed last year, reports The Guardian.

"Rehabilitation is more expensive than treatment in the community but in reality most desperate young people cannot access it," Graham told the Guardian. "We didn't know [Amy's death] was going to happen, but we hope it will show people that addiction is something that can kill people when they are very young and that we should not wait until it is too late."

Keith Vaz, chairman of the Commons home affairs committee, who also met Winehouse said: "I strongly support Mitch Winehouse's initiative in trying to improve residential rehabilitation services for young people as well as found a centre for the performing arts."