Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) for Berkshire East

Welcome to the Berkshire East JSNA

This website brings together a library of resources to help assess the health, care and wellbeing needs of communities across Berkshire East and inform local decision making.

This JSNA website has been created by the Berkshire East Public Health Hub, in partnership with the three Berkshire East local authorities – Bracknell Forest Council, Slough Borough Council and the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead (RBWM). Local health colleagues from Frimley Health Integrated Care System (ICS) and Frimley Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) have also supported the JSNA process and provided information where possible.

The website provides a library of up-to-date and relevant information about Berkshire East’s population and their health and wellbeing. This includes People and Place Summaries for each of the local authority areas, as well as more detailed topic packs and health needs assessments that focus on specific areas.

In addition to the resources included on this website, there are also links to relevant research,  national guidance and more detailed datasets that are available elsewhere. You can find these listed under the relevant topic areas by navigating to the topic you are interested in. Real-time data on a large number of topics are also available on the Berkshire Observatory website.

The Berkshire East JSNA will be continually updated and developed, based on the priorities agreed by the local authorities. If you are aware of any information or resources that you think should be included on the website, please do contact us.

What is a JSNA?

JSNA stands for Joint Strategic Needs Assessment. It is a statutory process by which local authorities and health services work together to assess the current and future health, care and wellbeing needs of the local population to inform local decision making. Decision making can be anything from planning or commissioning services for a specific community to determining overarching priorities for Health and Wellbeing Strategies.

The main goal of the JSNA is to improve people’s health and wellbeing by ensuring local needs and priorities are identified, while helping to reduce the inequality gap between different groups in the local community.

Berkshire West JSNA

The JSNAs for the Berkshire West local authorities can be found on the main Berkshire Observatory site. For more information, please go to the following pages:


West Berkshire


Latest News

30th June 2022

New JSNA website launch

The Berkshire East JSNA website was officially launched on 30th June 2022.

The website has been improved using the invaluable feedback received from Berkshire East local authority and health staff, as part of a consultation in January/February 2022. To see a detailed list of the developments that have been made, please look at the ‘You Said, We Did’ report in the Help section of the website.

A brief guide has also been developed to provide tips on how to navigate the website.

If you have any questions or comments about the website or local JSNA process please do contact us

21st June 2022

Mental Health Topic Pack

Mental Health will be the next section to have a detailed Topic Pack completed. This has been prioritised by the Berkshire East local authorities and is expected to be uploaded in September 2022. An announcement will be added to this ‘Latest News’ section when the Packs are available.