The JSNA Minority Communities project work sought to build on existing pieces of work,
and where possible to pick up on any recommendations for further investigation.  

Project staff utilised existing relationships with VCFS organisations to find out if national statistics were reflected locally.

As part of the JSNA Project, staff at CVS surveyed LGBT people and VCFS support agencies in Cheshire East, to check out the findings against local experiences, and in particular real and perceived barriers to accessing information, advice and help.

The Community JSNA project team work closely with commissioners, feeding in research findings, and  finding out what impact this research has had on local services.  Recent research into the health and wellbeing needs of minority communities, and communities protected under equality and diversity legislation, provided evidence of gaps in services. 

Summarised below is an update of how Commissioners are addressing these expressed needs.

View the Protected Characteristics Impact of Community JSNA V3 here.

View the BME Key Findings 2014 here.

View the BME Recommendations 2014 here.

You can read the full BME 2014 report here.

View the LGBT Key Findings 2014 here.

View the LGBT Recommendations 2014 here.

You can read the full LGBT 2014 document here.