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A series of new comprehensive reports on the current health and well-being of residents in Coventry has been launched following a roadshow of workshops across the city.
The Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) brings evidence from a variety of sources together to help inform future decisions on the local health and care conditions in the city. The main report explores what is happening in Coventry and how communities can work together to improve peoples’ health and wellbeing.
A wide range of residents, communities and partners were involved in workshops during 2019 that has led to the creation of a new series of local reports setting out what life feels like in different parts of Coventry. These focus on each of the eight Family Hub reach areas. Five reports are currently available for: Families for All, Harmony, The Moat, Mosaic, and Wood Side. The three remaining areas, Aspire, Park Edge, and Pathways, will be developed later this year and there will be opportunities for communities and partners to work with us on these three reports.
They highlight how the city’s population is growing and changing; education levels are rising and job prospects are improving; and housing, the environment, safety and social inequalities in each area are some of the key issues that will inform future local policies.
Cllr. Kamran Caan, Cabinet member for Public Health and Sport added: “I am pleased to see that these place-based profiles have been a further result of the collaborative work on the main JSNA report between Coventry City Council, and partners, including the emergency services, and community organisations. It has led to clear and in-depth conclusions about the current health and wellbeing in the different areas of our city and positive recommendations for further improvement.
“I encourage all residents to take a look at the JSNA in their Family Hub area.”
Liz Gaulton, Director of Public Health and Wellbeing, said: “The importance of these reports is to provide the groundwork for effective strategic commissioning, by providing an accurate picture of the health and wellbeing of Coventry’s local communities.”
“Coventry as a city is growing, changing and becoming more diverse, therefore these local assessments are crucial, in determining where our city service providers need to focus their efforts and respond accordingly to each neighbourhoods changing needs.”
“Engaging with our communities and community-based organisations has highlighted huge amounts of valuable work going on across the city and ambitions to do more. Going forwards we will continue to work collaboratively with our partners and public sector organisations to support residents to live long and happy lives.”
The workshops were used to provide a snapshot of the health and wellbeing in each of the family hubs across Coventry and the outcomes were in each JSNA. Participants were given maps of their local area and were asked to add any other organisations or community assets they knew about, as well as making connections, and discussing how partners could collaborate and make potential opportunities to work more closely together reality in the future. For example, organisations struggling to find spaces to host activities were able to make connections on hosting them and finding alternative groups to refer and signpost their clients to.
To view your JSNA place-based profile use the postcode picker that allows you to find out your family hub reach area and electoral ward.
The full report can be read online along with a citywide intelligence hub data profiler tool where communities and partners can look into any metric in further detail.