Health and social care

Characteristics of Carers in Tower Hamlets

The 2011 Census identified 19,356 residents in the borough who provide unpaid care. This briefing provides analysis of their characteristics, including age, gender, ethnicity and health.

Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA)

Understanding residents' needs is crucial to reducing health inequalities and improving the health and wellbeing of our residents in Tower Hamlets. The JSNA is a process through which different council services work together with public health services to assess the needs of the Tower Hamlets population and determine priorities for commissioning services.

For more information and access to all the JSNA documents visit the JSNA page.

Tower Hamlets health and lifestyle survey

The former Tower Hamlets Primary Care Trust commissioned Ipsos MORI to carry out the Tower Hamlets health and lifestyle survey. This important survey was conducted between October 2008 and April 2009 with 2,772 residents aged 16 or older.

It was a quantitative survey which collected data on self-reported health and well-being, lifestyle factors and demographic factors to create a detailed portrait of health in the borough.

Useful links

A number of websites also provide the opportunity to compare Tower Hamlets with other London Boroughs and across the country. Particularly useful ones are:

The Public Health Outcomes Framework tool which allows many comparisons and provides trend data. A specific download of the indicators for Tower Hamlets is also available.

Public Health England also has a general portal into many of their websites (including Child and Maternal Health, Alcohol and tobacco profiles, Sexual health, Long Term Conditions and many others) and provide health profiles for all London boroughs.