Social needs

In 2017 we published our second ‘Vital Signs’ report, this time focused on mental health needs across the area.  The annual study gathered data about mental health issues across Bristol, Bath & North East Somerset, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire.  The report details 10 “Vital Steps” that people can take to make a difference – ways to donate money to local good causes that enhance health and well-being, strengthen communities and support those most vulnerable to the effects of mental ill health.

In 2016 we published our first ever Vital Signs report, drawing together published research to present a concise analysis of social need in our region, together with the views of our community.  The report looks at data by Vital Signs theme – fairness, safety, housing and homelessness, health, strong communities, work and local economy, learning and education, arts, culture and heritage, rural issues and environment.

We have completed two new social needs profiles, one for younger people and one covering older people across the West of England.

These give statistical and case study information regarding such areas as the state of each sector, current provision, gaps in provision, emerging issues, where differences have been made.

You can also download our four area profiles, one for each of the four unitary authorities across the West of England.

For further information on the above please contact or 0117 989 7705