Southend Substance Misuse Health Needs Assessment – Southend City Council

Southend Substance Misuse Health Needs Assessment – Southend City Council

Dear colleagues,

I am writing to inform you that Southend-on-Sea City Council Commissioning Team have recently commissioned the Centre for Public Innovation (CPI) to carry out a substance misuse needs assessment. The needs assessment will describe the impact of drug and alcohol misuse in Southend. The needs assessment will also review service provision for both adults and children and identify any gaps in provision.

I am writing to you as members of the third sector are key local stakeholders. It is important that the views the sector are collected as part of the needs assessment and that that we hear the views of the different communities that you represent. Your views will  help to better understand the picture in relation to drug and alcohol misuse in Southend, particularly in relation to the most vulnerable and isolated. As such we would very much appreciate it if you could take some time to speak to a member of the CPI team to share your thoughts and opinions. If you want to contribute to the needs assessment email Ian Knighton at ianjknighton@aol.com who will arrange a time to speak with you.

Thank you for your support for this important piece of work.

Jamie Langstone
JLangstone@savs-southend.co.uk