This is an interactive guide designed to support local authorities, clinical commissioning groups, and integrated care systems across London to conduct a homeless health needs assessment.
Conducting a health needs assessment is key to developing and delivering integrated care. Local Authorities must do a Joint Strategic Needs Assessment of the health and wellbeing of their local population. This includes assessing health needs of people who are or have been homeless.
Four steps to a homeless health needs assessment
This guide outlines the four steps involved in completing a homeless health needs assessment:
1 Set the scene: Identify relevant national, regional and local statistics, resources and guidance
2 Learn from others: Identify other good examples of health needs assessments, and gather the evidence of what works
3 Assess your own locality: Carry out your own local health needs assessment
4 Make a plan: Analyse your findings and make recommendations