Redcar & Cleveland JSNA


Welcome to the Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) for Redcar & Cleveland, undertaken by Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council and South Tees NHS Clinical Commissioning Group, in partnership with people and their communities.

While some progress has been made since our first JSNA was published in 2008  in addressing key issues, and our partnership working is already delivering some key outcomes, including a reduction in maternal smoking, improving people’s diet, risk assessment for and prevention of cardiovascular disease, and increasing participation in sport, we still face a significant challenge:

  • In linking actions more coherently to have greater impact for people;
  • In narrowing the avoidable gaps in health and wellbeing experienced by people living in Redcar & Cleveland.

The national recession is affecting local people and will increase stress, thus how people cope and so affect many health and wellbeing issues.

We have already benefited from earlier JSNAs as tools for ensuring our health improvement activity focuses on evidence-based need, and commissioning plans including the Ageing Well Strategy, the development of the Health Improvement Strategic Delivery Plan, and the new Carers Strategy have all been informed by the JSNA.

Our challenge still is to use this second JSNA and our partnerships to improve local services and the quality of life for people living in Redcar and Cleveland.

Edward Kunonga

Interim Director of Public Health

Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council