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.


Between 2013 and the end of March 2020, staff from CVS worked with VCFS organisations to dig deeper into health and wellbeing issues. The reports from these activities are available for you to access on these webpages. Future VCFS JSNA reports will be published on the Cheshire East Social Action Partnership webpages.


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.