Darlington Joint Strategic Needs Assessment 2016

Welcome to the Darlington Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) 2016

The JSNA must be produced by the Council and its’ partners to inform key decision-making for health and well-being in the borough. There is a duty to complete a JSNA as part of the Local Government and Public Involvement in Health Act 2007 and the Health and Social Care Act 2012. It is the responsibility of the Directors of Public Health, Children’s Services and Adult Social Services to produce, on an annual basis, the JSNA. The Darlington JSNA fulfils all these requirements.

The Sustainable Community Strategy [pdf document] - One Darlington, Perfectly Placed 2008-2026 was revised in May 2014. It details what we need to enable in eight key outcomes and what we need to do, to deliver our Vision. The outcomes are:-

  • More people healthy and independent
  • Children with the best start in life
  • A safe and caring community
  • More people active and involved
  • More businesses and more jobs
  • More people caring for our environment
  • Enough support for people when needed
  • A place designed to thrive

To support the eight outcomes, three conditions for Darlington have been identified:

  • to build strong communities,
  • grow the economy and,
  • spend every pound wisely.

The JSNA is structured to reflect these key outcomes for the borough to which partners have made a commitment. The document contains the most recently available data and information from a wide range of partners and organisations. It is local information to support local decision-making

JSNA Structure:

The JSNA structure has been developed to enable the user to access information easily. It contains the following Sections and sub sections in which data and information is available and updates will be added.

Contact details:

For more information about the JSNA telephone: (01325) 406085