Islington Council, Islington Clinical Commissioning Group, North East London Commissioning Support Unit, and the CLAHRC, have been granted an award for a project which aims to create a linked data-set between NHS and a local government data for households across Islington.
Local authorities hold data on their residents in terms of social care, housing, early years settings, education and crime. All of these are important to health: and in turn affected by health.
Linking local government information with health data offers an opportunity to better understand the local population’s combined health and social needs and to improve health and wellbeing in the widest sense across the Borough.
We would be able to answer questions such as:
What are local pattern of health and social risk factors for homelessness at a household level?
How could we best target prevention services and support to households at high risk of homelessness?
The project builds on our close ties to Islington, and is part of the Health Foundation’s Advancing Applied Analytics programme, aimed at improving analytical capability in support of health and care services.
The Health Foundation is an independent charity committed to bringing about better health and health care for people in the UK.