The first thing that community needs assessors do before making assessments is to check to see if the community needs assessments. They’ll help identify all the needs for assets, services, and institutions. This part of the process reveals a gap for workers that need to be filled. While improving the community, it also provides jobs for those in the community. This helps assessors learn about the community and build relationships with the people who can help revitalize it.
There are five steps needed for assessing community needs:
- Define the scope
- Gather the data
- organize key findings
- Set priorities
- Communicate next stores
With these five steps in mind, you’re ready to get started on a community assessment. You use these to identify the problem at hand. How do you answer the problem? What is the problem? These are important questions to ask before beginning.
To learn more about this process, you should watch the video in this article. It provides some great insight into how you can best help a community in need. When you are starting a new assessment, make sure you talk to the people that live there. They will know what’s best for their neighborhood. Call today to learn more!