Mental Health and Learning Disabilities

Population Needs Assessments

The Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014 requires that local authorities and local health boards should jointly carry out a population needs assessment (PNA) of the needs for care and support, and the support needs of carers in the local authority areas across Gwent. Care and support needs are in relation to people known to social services and those supported through preventative services. The PNA consists of two sections:

Assessing the extent to which there are people or their carers who need care and support and the extent to which they need support

Assessing the range and level of services required for the care and support needs of the population, their carers, to prevent needs arising and escalating, and the actions required to provide services in Welsh

The information below details recent population needs assessments, relating to Mental Health, Substance Use and Housing Needs that have been carried out.

Should you require this information via the medium of Welsh, please email: