Salford's Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA)

What is the joint strategic needs assessment?

The joint strategic needs assessment is a strategic assessment of current and future needs of local communities. Whilst health, wellbeing and social care are a focus of the assessment, a range of other information is also included. The assessment can be used to help local organisations to choose their priorities and plan local services, for example, it is used by Salford's health and wellbeing board to inform a health and wellbeing strategy for the city. Salford's Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy is available on the Partners in Salford website.

Neighbourhood and ward profiles

The JSNA is an ongoing process to analyse, understand and interpret data; and the information produced is continually being updated, improved on and expanded. A set of neighbourhood and ward profiles have been prepared which look at children's services, environment, housing, health and wellbeing plus know your area for each of Salford's eight neighbourhoods and 20 wards.

Further information

Information which benchmarks Salford against England can also be found in a number of health profiles produced by Public Health England. Links to the city wide Salford Health profile, Child Health profile and National General Practice profiles are provided below.

These profiles are useful to consider in conjunction with the neighbourhood profiles to provide further city level information with comparison to England.

The information in the JSNA is based on good quality data. However it is not the full story of what it is like to live in Salford or what the best ways are to continue to improve Salford. Information about the strengths of each neighbourhood and how local people can and do get involved in improving their communities can be found in neighbourhood asset profiles.

Further information about Salford can also be located at Salford Data Quay which is Salford City Council's open data site.

Using data and information to improve health

All local authorities have a duty to improve the health of the population they serve. To help with this, we use data and information from a range of sources, including data collected at the registration of a birth or death, to understand more about the health and care needs in the area. You will find a selection of reports within these JSNA pages which describe use of this data.

Any questions?

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This page was last updated on 20 July 2016

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