Providing a picture of the current and future Health and Social care needs
of the Community in Cheshire East

What is Community JSNA in Cheshire East?

It’s insight from people in our community – specifically from those who provide Voluntary Community and Faith Sector services, and the people who use them.


It’s information about the health and wellbeing needs of our community, including evidence of what is working well and what people say are gaps in services.


Over the past 4 years staff from CVS have been working with VCFS organisations to dig deeper into health and wellbeing issues.

What does JSNA mean?

Cheshire East Council's Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) provides a picture of the current and future health and care needs of the local community. The JSNA provides the evidence that influences how public bodies plan for and buy in health and wellbeing services.


  • Includes information about things that affect people’s health and wellbeing, like housing, poverty and employment.
  • Looks at issues that affect health such as smoking, diet and exercise.
  • Identifies health inequalities.
  • Provides evidence about interventions that are working well.
  • Documents services that are being provided.
  • Identifies gaps and unmet needs. 

Who is the JSNA for?

  • Commissioners who use it to plan for, and buy in services.
  • The Voluntary Community and Faith Sector to help provide evidence for bids and business cases.
  • Service providers to help them develop their services for the future.
  • The public, who want  to scrutinise local health and wellbeing information.

How will my feedback be used?

  • Feedback will be passed to relevant commissioners and will feed into future discussions.

How to Contribute

  • You can tell us about what’s working well and about gaps in services by completing our online Community JSNA form
  • You can ask us to facilitate an informal get-together with some of your service-users to collect their feedback about service provision
  • You can contact one of the team to arrange a meeting or to visit your organisation.
  • If you would like to speak to someone about the Community JSNA, please email or or call 01270 763100