Barnet Substance Misuse Needs Assessments


The Adults Substance Misuse Service Review and Needs Assessment Refresh was undertaken to inform commissioning intentions for the re-commissioning of services by April 2020. This report starts with a brief description of the current policy background; provides details of national perspectives before moving to consideration of the available data and consultation feedback which provided the evidential background for the recommendations proposed.




Young People 

This review of existing service provision for young people and needs assessment refresh, provides information on national strategy and prevalence estimates before outlining Barnet specific data relating to substance misuse by young people. It suggests areas for consideration ahead of the re-commissioning of the young people’s substance misuse service from April 2020.


Equality Impact Analysis

Barnet Public Health are re-commissioning Adults and Young People’s Substance misuse services by April 2020.  Following the Adults and Young people’s Substance Misuse Service Review and Needs Assessments,  an Equality Impact Analysis has been undertaken. The main objective of the  Equality Impact Analysis Report is to achieve better outcomes for all residents (but particularly those at risk) and better value for money for substance misuse service.

The Equality Impact Analysis report starts with a description, providing the context of aims and objectives of the function, policy, and service to be re-commissioned.  Further details describe how  equality strands are affected, with mitigation plans and data provided where relevant.