Guidance

Health and social care needs assessment of older people in prison

Guidance on carrying out a health and social care needs assessment of older people in prisons.

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Health and social care needs assessment of the older prison population

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This document provides evidence-based guidance on how to carry out a health and social care needs assessment of older people in prisons.

Commissioners of prison healthcare services and social care services can use this to understand the needs of older people in prisons and commission and deliver services that meet their needs.

This document has been written by Public Health England (PHE)’s Health and Justice team. It has been written with support from NHS England, Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Services (HMPPS), and a wide range of partner organisations, including older people who have been in prison.

Published 27 November 2017