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Crisis Prevention & Support

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Crisis Prevention & Support 2020-11-23T17:03:41+00:00

PRIORITY THREE: CRISIS PREVENTION & SUPPORT LEAD PARTNER: D&C POLICE (HIGH FLOW) & DCC PUBLIC HEALTH (SUICIDE PREVENTION)

Lack of dedicated health service provision for homeless people

People who are homeless experience some of the worst health outcomes in England, and die 30 years earlier than the general population. Of the current 24 known rough sleepers in North Devon none of them regularly attend a GP practice. Of the current 50 people in temporary accommodation and known to be of high risk, 25 are engaged with and attend a GP Practice.

Suicide Prevention

In 2016-18: England suicide rate: 9.6/100,000  – SW: 11.1 – Devon: 11.2  – North Devon: 13.0 – Torridge: 12.8

Number of attempted suicide/self harm admissions to NDDH:

1st January 2019 to March 31st 2019: Over 18: 9; Under 18: ≤ 5 1 st April 2019 to Jun 30th 2019: Over 18: 6; Under 18: ≤ 5

1st January 2020 to 31st March 31 2020: Over 18: 9; Under 18: ≤ 5

1 st April 1st 2020 to June 30th 2020: Over 18: 13; Under 18 ≤ 5

People with complex needs who are frequent service users without ever getting the support they need.