What is a Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA)?
The JSNA is a local assessment of the current and future health, social care and wellbeing needs of the local population in Reading. It looks at a wide range of factors that help shape the health and wellbeing of individuals, families and local communities such as education, employment and the environment.
The JSNA is a key source of information which is used by the Health and Wellbeing Board to agree the priorities that will inform the Health and Wellbeing Strategy. It is also a valuable resource for any voluntary organisation offering services and activities which help to improve people’s health and wellbeing? The JSNA can help you to identify the key health priorities for your area, or type of service to supporting funding applications or to help you shape your services to meet the needs of local people.
You can search by Borough, and Ward profiles, find information on factors which affect health and wellbeing (e.g. air quality or transport) and information about specific health issues (e.g. mental health, obesity or dementia)
One of the key priorities in the new Health and Wellbeing Strategy is to reduce loneliness and isolation and a new JSNA module will be developed to help us “understand the local loneliness issue, in particular which groups of Reading residents are at greatest risk of experiencing health inequalities as a result of loneliness”. Come along to the Reducing loneliness and social isolation workshop on 25th April to contribute to this discussion.
Have a look at Reading’s JSNA on-line