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Bluebell and Inchicore: priority health needs summary
Gallagher, Fiona; Canal Communities Partnership; Health Service Executive (HSE); Revitalising Areas by Planning, Investment and Development (RAPID)
The Bluebell-Inchicore Health Forum was established in 2005 as an integrated action of the RAPID Area Implementation Team . The purpose of the Forum was to create a shared vision of health for the area and to encourage links, between the community sector and health service providers in relation to health concerns and needs. This research was commissed by the Bluebell Inchicore Health Forum to determine the priority health needs of local authority and private residents in Bluebell and Inchicore. The brief for the research was to: • Assess the priority health needs of a sample of this population Indenity through interviews With local heallth professionals the main health concerns of this population. Establish a picture of the barriers that prevent this population accessing health services and what services are easy for them to access and why? This research took place be.tween January and May 2011. While understanding this research, it became evident that the focus of this report needed to be about health in the broadest sense rather than simply a narrow, medical view of health. The majority of those interviewed talked about health and wellbeing, taking into account not only individual medical needs but also issues such as the:stresses of daily life and the physical and social environment in which people live. Therefore this report focuses on local groups, statutory and cornrnunity. organizations and the Primary Care Team of the HSE, their views about health within the com.munityand working together for the benefit of the community. A significant challenge of this research was to· remain focused on the specified brief, given the very large scope of health concerns and health needs identified. This research is based on interviews and, therefore, on individuals perception of needs rather than on formal quantitative data. Any of these concerns or needs could be studied in much greater detail. The specific health concerns and needs identified by both professionals and residents area are by no means an exhaustive list and further detailed research is required. This document is a surmmary of the main larger report, which also examines strengths and weaknesses of existing services, health concerns and some models of good practice in relation to community health
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Type: Report
Peer-Reviewed: Unknown
Language(s): English
Institution: Lenus
Publisher(s): Health Service Executive (HSE)
First Indexed: 2016-04-23 07:00:53 Last Updated: 2017-05-12 07:13:09