Comprehensive Needs Assessments

Comprehensive needs assessments look in depth at the needs of specific groups of people (such as children) or types of service (such as sexual health services). They include, for example:

  • assessing the prevalence of particular conditions
  • the services available, their effectiveness and how they compare with services elsewhere
  • the views of stakeholders
  • quantifying models of care
  • identifying outcome measures and recommendations.
The needs assessments have been arranged below in broad age groups
Children and young people

Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS), June 2014, updated in Sept 2016 (Adobe PDF, 4.9MB) (opens new window)
Children & Young People, June 2008 (Adobe PDF, 493KB) (opens new window)
Children with Diabetes, Epilepsy & Complex Health Needs, May 2009 (Adobe PDF, 1.6MB) (opens new window)
Executive Summary, May 2009 (Adobe PDF, 153KB) (opens new window)
Lansdowne Secure Children's Home, December 2012 (Adobe PDF, 1.5MB) (opens new window)
Children and Young People with Special Educational Needs (SEN) or Disabilities (D), January 2014, updated in Sept 2016 (Adobe PDF, 2.1MB) (opens new window)
                                 Executive Summary, updated Sept 2016 (Adobe PDF, 413KB) (opens new window)

Note: The Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) sections of the 2014 SEND and CAMHS needs assessments were updated in September 2016 to reflect more accurate local data. These documents supersede the previous versions of the needs assessments on the JSNAA website. 


Acute and Emergency Mental Health, June 2015  (Adobe PDF, 3MB) (opens new window)

Adults with Autism, Sept 2011 (Adobe PDF, 728 KB) (opens new window) 
Adults with Autism Statement, May 2012 (Adobe PDF, 5.1 KB) (opens new window) 
Borderline Personality Disorder Rapid Needs Assessment, Dec 2013 (Adobe PDF, 1MB) (opens new window)
HM Prison Lewes, May 2008 (Adobe PDF, 645KB) (opens new window)
Military Veterans, June 2012 (Adobe PDF, 871KB) (opens new window)
Mental Health, Working age adults 16-64, July 2007 (Adobe PDF, 2.7MB) (opens new window)

Executive Summary, July 2007 (Adobe PDF, 135KB) (opens new window)

Older People

Dementia, Nov 2016 (Adobe PDF, 4.8MB) (opens new window)

All ages

Alcohol, Sept 2013 (Adobe PDF, 1.1MB) (opens new window)
Black & Minority Ethnic Groups (Including Gypsies & Travellers), Jan 2010 (Adobe PDF, 931KB) (opens new window) 
Carers, Jan 2013 (Adobe PDF, 1.1MB) (opens new window)  
Learning Disability, April 2007 (Adobe PDF, 771KB) (opens new window)  
Obesity, Sept 2010 (Adobe PDF, 662KB) (opens new window)
Offender Health, May 2009 (Adobe PDF, 343KB) (opens new window)
Executive Summary, May 2009 (Adobe PDF, 73KB) (opens new window)
Oral Health June 2016 (Adobe PDF, 5.3MB) (opens new window)
Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment, July 2017 (Adobe PDF, 7.6MB) (opens new window)
Physical and Sensory Disability, July 2008 (Adobe PDF, 591KB) (opens new window)
Sexual health, February 2013 (Adobe PDF, 2.7MB) (opens new window)