Joint Strategic Needs Assessments (JSNA) are the means by which local leaders work together to understand and agree the needs of all local people, with the joint health and wellbeing strategy setting the priorities for collective action. Taken together they will be the pillars of local decision-making, focusing leaders on the priorities for action and providing the evidence base for decisions about local services [Department for Health (2011). Joint Strategic Needs Assessment and joint health and wellbeing strategies explained - commissioning for populations].
The 2014/15 JSNA narratives for South Devon and Torbay have been designed to be standalone overviews. These overviews identify the needs and challenges experienced by that age group across South Devon and Torbay.
Devon and Torbay specific JSNAs are available below: