The Cheshire East Social Action Partnership has a key role in supplying intelligence from the VCFSE sector to inform debate and prioritisation. This includes helping populate the Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) and promoting it to the VCFSE sector as an important source of information.
Intelligence and data plays a critical role in enabling the need of a particular town, area or community to be understood and for priorities to be set around this. This will primarily take place at local forums such as Neighbourhood and Town Partnerships and Care Communities ; as well as Borough-wide strategic meetings such as the Health and Wellbeing Board.
The JSNA is an important tool in developing social action projects and informing the development of future activities, projects and services. It is also be used by public sector commissioners to provide evidence of local need and to help shape and plan new services.
Further information will be provided here in coming months.
Please tell us about gaps in services or what needs to change to help improve the health and wellbeing in Cheshire East communities.
To find out how you can help or contribute please get in touch with our Team.
Past JSNA Reports
Please find below most recent Community JSNA Reports:
- Learning Disabilities – 2019
- Armed Forces – 2018
- Carers – 2017
- Perinatal Mental Health – 2016
- Technology – 2016
What is the Joint Strategic Needs Assessment?
Health and Wellbeing Boards have a duty to produce a Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) for their area, as outlined by the “Statutory Guidance on Joint Strategic Needs Assessments and Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategies” published by the Department of Health in March 2013.
Benefits of the JSNA include:
- Facilitating partnership working by combining data and information from a range of sources including the public and service users
- Combining differing professional and organisational perspectives to support a holistic view of individuals, families and communities and provide new insights
- Identifying and sharing information about local community assets to support commissioners and providers in developing community resilience
- Enabling commissioners to identify priorities for action based on the balance of different needs.