Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) summary


The Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) reports on the health and wellbeing needs of the people of Rochdale borough. We make recommendations about what health services need to get more funding and which services need to improve how easily you can access them.

We also support and encourage organisations to work together when developing their health services. It's an ongoing process involving:

  • Rochdale Borough Council
  • NHS Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale
  • The voluntary and community sector
  • Other partners


This JSNA for Rochdale Borough aligns with our All Age Prevention Strategy and our agreed Health and Wellbeing Board priorities. It is written to support our overall approach to improving health and wellbeing outcomes. The JSNA is presented across 10 building blocks for good health and wellbeing. When in place these help residents to have good health and wellbeing.

The building blocks approach is a broader approach than looking only at need for services. It reveals a story about our residents. It shows that fundamental building blocks for a healthy life, are not always there for many of our residents. This inevitably leads to poorer health and wellbeing outcomes. This is then reflected in our health statistics. Using this structured approach allows us to look more deeply and holistically about the causes of poorer health and helps us to identify solutions.

Read the JSNA summary