Joint Strategic Needs Assessments (JSNA) in Warwickshire

Warwickshire County Council is embarking upon a programme to develop place-based Joint Strategic Needs Assessments (JSNAs) to identify the health needs of local areas across the county.

In previous years, countywide assessments have identified priority issues for Warwickshire as a whole.

In 2018 a process began to localise priority-setting and to influence the development of services, particularly health and social care, to ensure they are responsive to local needs.

Over the next few years Health and Social Care services will be increasingly working together to plan and deliver services to populations of around 30-50,000. Twenty-two geographic areas, each covering this size of population, have been defined across Warwickshire and detailed needs assessments will be produced for each area.

In order to accurately reflect local needs, the place-based JSNAs are also incorporating data held by local organisations as well as the views of local communities.

The JSNA process will involve engagement with local stakeholders and communities and is being delivered across three waves. The roll out of Wave 1 has been concluded and included six JSNA areas:

  • Polesworth, Atherstone and Hartshill
  • Kingsbury, Coleshill & Arley
  • Nuneaton Central
  • Newbold and Brownsover
  • Henley, Studley and Alcester
  • ​Leamington, Whitnash and Bishops Tachbrook.

Reports for Wave 1 can be found on the Warwickshire Health and Wellbeing website: http://hwb.warwickshire.gov.uk/jsna-place-based-approach/


Wave 2 is in the process of being completed and reports are currently being produced. Wave 2 areas include:

  • Stratford upon Avon
  • Cubbington and Lillington/Warwick District East
  • Hillmorton
  • Bilton and Rugby Town Centre
  • Bedworth West
  • Bedworth Central and Bulkington

Wave 3 will take place between September 2019 and March 2020.

What we have found to date?

As a result of our work in Wave 1 some common themes and issues have been identified in all areas, these include:

  • Access to transport, in particular for those in rural areas
  • Housing and homelessness
  • Communications and information sharing
  • Single Point of Access (SPA) to improve the accessibility of support
  • Mental health services, risk of suicide and self-harm
  • Services and opportunities for young people and children
  • The needs of older people and an ageing population
  • Support for carers and young carers
  • Deprivation and inequality
  • Rapid population growth

How can you help?

  1. Please complete the survey, as a Warwickshire resident or as a professional working in Warwickshire – or both! Resident Survey http://bit.ly/JSNAResidents Professional Survey http://bit.ly/JSNAProfessionals
  2. Attend engagement events, publicised on the HWB website as and when they take place: http://hwb.warwickshire.gov.uk/jsna-place-based-approach/
  3. Use the information from the JSNA to help shape your services and commissioning plans, to ensure our resources are directed to priority areas.

If you would like more information we would be happy to attend team meetings to discuss the JSNA in more detail.

To discuss this further please contact: Emily van de Venter (Associate Director of Public Health) emily.vandeventer@nhs.net; Rachel Barnes (Health and Wellbeing Delivery Manager) rachelbarnes@warwickshire.gov.uk; or Rob Sabin (Senior Project Manager) robsabin@warwickshire.gov.uk


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