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Other Needs Assessments

Accidental Dwelling Fires (ADFs) Health Needs Assessment (HNA) by Wirral Public Health and Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service (February 2014)
Accidental dwelling fires (ADFs) are fires that occur in buildings occupied by a household and that are started without intent. Dwelling fires can result in both physical and mental harms and the injuries sustained in fires can be fatal. The purpose of this health needs assessment is to improve the understanding of accidental dwelling fires in Wirral, their distribution and risk factors, and to identify evidence based interventions to reduce ADFs. 

Health Needs Assessment for Homelessness in Liverpool City Region (May 2014)
Liverpool Public Health Observatory was commissioned by the Merseyside Directors of Public Health to deliver this Health Needs Assessment of homelessness in Liverpool City Region. This followed concerns that the recent economic downturn and changes to welfare provision were negatively impacting on housing security across the region. View the full HNA report for more information. 

Health Needs Assessment of Offenders in the community Cheshire East, Cheshire West & Chester, Warrington and Wirral (July 2013)
Created for Wirral and the surrounding area as its first Health Needs Assessment (HNA) for offenders in the community. The research, on behalf of NHS Cheshire, Warrington & Wirral, seeks to understand the health needs of offenders in the community in order to inform local Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs), Local Authority (LA) and Local Area Teams of the NHS Commissioning Board (NHS CB LAT) to their current and future commissioning arrangements. 
The appendices for the HNA can be accessed by selecting this PDF. 

Cheshire and Merseyside's first Health Needs Assessment for Ex-Armed Forces personnel and their families (March 2013)
For Wirral and the surrounding area its first Health Needs Assessment (HNA) for ex-armed forces personnel and their families.The research, undertaken by Liverpool Public Health Observatory on behalf of Merseyside and Cheshire Directors of Public Health, seeks to assess the level of health needs of the military veteran’s community and their families in the Cheshire and Merseyside area in order to inform local Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs), Local Authority (LA) and Local Area Teams of the NHS Commissioning Board (NHS CB LAT) to their current and future commissioning arrangements. 

Wirral Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Needs Assessment (April 2012)
The Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) identified a requirement for more robust data and intelligence on the health and social care needs of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community in Wirral. Consequently, a comprehensive health and wellbeing needs assessment (HNA) was conducted. Findings from the report provide the basis of an action plan to support organisations and services in Wirral review their current models of delivery and enable them to make informed decisions to ensure equitable access for the LGBT population.
Executive Summary of findings for those aged over 18
Executive Summary of findings for those aged under 18

Wirral Smoking Prevalence Report (October 2012)
This prevalence report presents the results of telephone interviews with just under 3,500 Wirral residents carried out in September and October 2012, with an emphasis on the more deprived areas of Wirral.

Liverpool PH Observatory 

Fixed Odds Betting Terminal (FOBT) use, across the Liverpool City Region – report now published (LPHO Report series number 95) (April 2014)
Liverpool Public Health Observatory was commissioned by Merseyside Directors of Public Health to look at problem gambling, and Fixed Odds Betting Terminal (FOBT) use, across the Liverpool City Region. The project report can be accessed here. 

Health Needs Assessment of Adult Offenders across the criminal justice system on Merseyside - Liverpool Public Health Observatory report series No. 87 (July 2012)
Liverpool Public Health Observatory was commissioned by Merseyside Directors of Public Health to carry out a health needs assessment (HNA) of adult offender health across the criminal justice system on Merseyside. The HNA covers the 3 prisons on Merseyside: HMP Liverpool, Altcourse and Kennet, as well as offenders on probation and in police custody across Merseyside. Because the majority of female offenders from the Merseyside area who are sent to prison are sent to HMP Styal, Styal was also included. This HNA covers offenders aged 18 and upwards. A health and wellbeing needs assessment of young offenders aged 10-18 is due for completion in December 2012. As part of the health needs assessment, quantitative data on prevalence of mental and physical health problems, as well as a wide range of other measures, were collected from the 4 prisons, as well as from Merseyside Probation Service. In addition, fifty eight interviews were carried out with key stakeholders, including offenders and key health care staff. 

Also consider 
Managed Dosage Systems (LPHO) (October 2014)
Suicide Prevention Training (LPHO) (October 2014)
Loneliness (LPHO) (July 2014)