Warwickshire Drug and Alcohol Action Team (WDAAT) has published its annual needs assessments for both adult drug and alcohol treatment.
This year WDAAT worked with the Warwickshire Observatory to include an examination of a wider breadth of demographic and socio-economic information.
The needs assessments analyse a range of drug and alcohol-related health and crime data to inform a set of recommendations for service development and planning.
Several surveys were also conducted with practitioners and treatment service staff to get their views on recovery and the barriers service users face to improve, for example, their housing and employment prospects.
Reducing both alcohol and drug related harm is a priority for health and community safety partners in Warwickshire. The findings and recommendations in the assessments will help to inform WDAAT and its partners about the need for services and further develop a recovery-focused treatment offer for service users.
The assessments will also form part of the Joint Strategic Needs Assessment, which provides a broader analysis of the current and future health and well-being needs of the local population, to inform and guide the commissioning of health, well-being and social care services.
For more information about the drug and alcohol services available in Warwickshire please visit www.warwickshire.gov.uk/drugs.