The tool was prepared by Ms. Shosh Kaminsky, Knowledge Resource Development and Management, Beit Issie Shapiro
Who are the people – brief description
Is there a common critical characteristic, and if so, what?
Scale – how many people / families have this problem?
Demographic characteristics (age, sex, occupation…)
Where are the people? Geographic service location
Physical and other accessibility needs
With regard to each service, map:
Objectives and goals of the service
Who is entitled - criteria
What does the service provide for its target population?
How do the clients describe the situation and their needs?
How do services related to the clients describe the situation and the needs?
How do people connected to the situation describe the situation and the needs?
From each group, the following information should be collected according to their assessment and opinion:
Since when has the need existed?
Does the need appear at a particular point in time? If so, when?
Is this a passing or a permanent need?
What are the reasons for the need arising (for example, a law)?
What are the services / responses required by the group – the people with the problem?
Do they exist or are they lacking?
If they exist, are they sufficient?
If they are lacking, how do people in the group deal with the lack?
Is there a satisfactory continuum of services / responses?
Attitudes and norms of the services and the community towards the group
Have there been attempts in the past to reduce the problem? Brief description
In light of all the information collected analyze the following:
2. Does the need appear at a particular point in time? If so, when? Is there an explanation for this?
3. Is this a passing or a permanent need?
4. What are the reasons for the need arising (for example, a law)?
5. The severity of the need
What will happen if we do not intervene?
Are there systems dealing with the need? Do they deal with it in a satisfactory way?
6. Summarize the history of attempts to reduce the problem
Promoting and obstructing factors
It is important to have information about organizations, systems, and so on in the community.
Mapping the community is a tool that helps identify the promoting and obstructing factors.
Proposals for change