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Luton Borough Council

Luton Joint Strategic Needs Assessment

A Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) is a way local authorities, the NHS and other public sector partners work together to understand the current and future health and wellbeing needs of the local population and to identify future priorities.

The JSNA is not just about health and personal social care services - it is also about the wider aspects of health and wellbeing including:

  • poverty
  • employment
  • education
  • housing
  • environment

The purpose of the JSNA is to use the information gathered to identify local priorities and support commissioning of services and interventions based on need. This helps us achieve better health and wellbeing outcomes and reduce health inequalities in Luton. 

Why have a JSNA and who is responsible for it?

Local authorities and clinical commissioning groups have an equal and explicit duty to prepare a JSNA and joint health and wellbeing strategies (JHWSs) through health and wellbeing boards.

The ultimate aim of the JSNA is for the information gathered to identify local priorities and support commissioners to commission services and interventions that will achieve better health and wellbeing outcomes.

Within Luton we partner with Luton CCG and a wide range of stakeholders, including the voluntary and community sector and healthwatch representatives, to undertake the JSNA.

We would like to thank everyone who contributed to this report, both those who provided content and those who helped directly in the production.

This site is a living and interactive web-based resource that enables us to carry out analysis on a regular basis which will highlight the main issues emerging within the borough and will form the basis for Luton’s JSNA. 

Luton’s people

This section describes the people of Luton and the changes expected in the coming years.

Luton as a place: to live, to work, to grow

Most of people’s health and wellbeing can be explained to a large extent by differences in the social, economic and environmental circumstances of their lives that impact from before birth and throughout life.

This section describes those impacts and opportunities.

Healthy start (0 to 19 years)

Getting a good start in life, building emotional resilience and getting maximum benefit from education are the most important markers for good health and wellbeing throughout life.

Enabling children to achieve their full potential and be physically and emotionally healthy provides the cornerstone for a healthy, productive adulthood.

Adult wellbeing

Consolidating our good health and wellbeing from childhood into adulthood is important. The choices we make every day will go a long way to promoting adult wellbeing.

Ageing well

Ageing well is the process of optimising opportunities for health, participation and security in order to enhance quality of life as people age for both individuals and population groups.

Having the right support, housing, transport, and easily accessible information about what's available for older people are just a few things which are key to helping older people live happy, healthy lives.

Contact info
Information and Intelligence Team
Luton Borough Council, Town Hall, George Street, Luton, Bedfordshire, LU1 2BQ

[email protected]


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