Local Alcohol Profiles
The Local Alcohol Profiles for England (LAPE) is a suite of indicators which highlight the adverse health and social consequences of alcohol consumption. The profiles are produced by Public Health England (PHE) and are available at county and district level.
Key findings from LAPE in 2017:
- Somerset is better than, or similar to, the national average benchmark in terms of the great majority of indicators of alcohol-related harm.
- Indicators for which Somerset appears worse than the national benchmark include:
Note that many of the LAPE indicators are based on numbers of hospital admissions and not individual people, and that numbers of admissions are relatively small. It is possible that rates could be skewed by multiple admissions by a single individual.
There are a number of services locally in Somerset to address alcohol use especially ensuring that there is early help for those that are drinking, and more specialist help if they need it. Details of services can be found at www.somersetdap.org.uk.
Local Alcohol Profiles for all local authorities in England are available from the LAPE website.