Bins & waste
Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA)
State of health
People receiving social care services
People receiving social care services in Northumberland were surveyed as part of the adult social care user survey in England 2010-11.
Overall views were very positive: overall satisfaction with care and support being received was 93%. 31% were extremely satisfied, 32% were very satisfied and 30% were quite satisfied.
This is reflected in the view that some key aspects of quality of life were mostly in place:
people described their personal care positively: 53% feeling able to present themselves in the way that they liked and 41% feeling adequately clean and presentable
64% of people felt they got all the food and drink they liked when they wanted it and 30% felt their food and drink adequate
60% felt their home was as clean and comfortable as they wanted and 35% felt it was adequate
62% of people felt as safe as they wanted and 30% felt adequately safe
However, views on overall quality of life suggested that people would like to see improvement: 47% of people felt extremely, very or quite satisfied. Possible issues include:
72% of people felt they had as much control as they wanted over daily life and 47% felt they had adequate control
39% felt they had as much social contact as they would like, and 36% had adequate social contact
61% of people thought information and advice very easy or fairly easy to find, 20% found it fairly difficult or very difficult to find
Perhaps understandably in a county such as Northumberland, satisfaction with getting around outside the home was an issue: 30% of people felt able to get to all the places in their area that they wanted, 27% acknowledged that at times, this was a challenge, 24% were unable to get to the places they wanted to go and 19% were unable to leave their home.
Adults with hearing impairments
Adults with visual impairments
End of life & carers
In-house services (mostly for people with learning disability)
JSNA guidance for eye health
People isolated & excluded
People of working age with physical disabilities
People with autism
People with learning disabilities
People with mental health difficulties
Policy & legislation - Northumberland
Short-term support services
Sight loss data toolkit
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Why has this been identified as a priority?