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Recommendations for needs assessment work

Background papers: Lifestyle and wider determinants :: Alcohol :: Recommendations for needs assessment work

Assess the level of alcohol harms and barriers to engagement within migrant populations.

Assess the levels of need and service response for clients requiring both mental health and alcohol misuse services.

A substance misuse needs assessment/audit was carried out in 2016/17, which included alcohol misuse. This was carried out with the intention of informing the commissioning process for a new treatment and recovery service. An updated review would help to establish if gaps have been met and where needs still exist prior to the next commissioning process.

Complete a health impact assessment following mobilisation of substance misuse treatment and recovery services.