Integrated strategic needs assessment

Integrated Strategic Needs Assessment (ISNA) – the Blackburn with Darwen answer to Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA)The ISNA is the way we try to understand the needs and assets of residents. It's a story of Blackburn with Darwen. Overall it's about how the population of the borough is made up, what do we know about how healthy it is and the assets people and communities have to help them to stay healthy. But it's also about understanding what residents and people that use services think about Blackburn with Darwen and the services that help to promote health. It tries to understand the stories that people and communities tell about their own experiences of health and wellbeing.

Understanding needs and people helps the council and health to plan services that are right for local residents and communities. We see the ISNA as the story of Blackburn with Darwen looking at what has happened in the past, what is happening now and our best understanding of what is likely to happen in the future. The Story identifies the big challenges for the next five to ten year for the Borough and the big opportunities to improve the place for residents, business and communities.

The ISNA comprises a number of linked downloadable documents (all PDF):

ISNA Story, Locality Stories and Strategies

ISNAs for key priority areas

Other ISNAs

Background data




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