For the first time, key Wiltshire priorities have been brought together into a single comprehensive and succinct report, known as the Joint Strategic Assessment for Wiltshire (JSA). The Public Services Board ratified the first Wiltshire JSA at their meeting in April 2011, following a period of consultation.
The JSA is an example of partnership working across Wiltshire, with contributions from each of the thematic delivery partnerships, and identifies key priorities for topics including housing, economy, health, children and young people and the environment. The JSA is intended to support commissioning decisions and the development of strategic and local community plans.
Wiltshire JSA 2012
The assessment brings together into one report issues facing Wiltshire from across the local partnerships. It covers everything from health and wellbeing, housing, community safety and children and young people, to economic and environmental factors. This creates an important and useful assessment of Wiltshire - a single version of the truth. It is a tool for partners to use to ensure services are commissioned based on evidence and need.
A stakeholder engagement event was held on Friday 12th October 2012 with the aims of sharing information about the purpose of the JSA programme, examining what's changing in Wiltshire and generating ownership of the JSA issues among a wide audience of people. The presentations from the event can be accessed below.
Information from the JSA has been combined with community area information and presented to cabinet. This report can be accessed below.
Community Area JSAs
A JSA for each of Wiltshire's 20 community areas has now been produced and these assessments can be download through the Local Area Assessment page of this site.