The background The purpose of the Children and Young People Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) section is to support the work of the Council’s Health and Wellbeing Board by summarising key local needs, and services, and providing a series of evidence-based priorities to improve the health of the local population of people aged 0-19. It acts as a useful reference to...

Introduction Bedford Borough is focused on tackling local health inequalities that start before birth and accumulate throughout life. It understands that these inequalities are preventable and to achieve the best outcomes it is necessary to focus on the complex influences affecting children and young people’s health, including their family, environment, life skills, knowledge and experience. Preventing or minimising the impact of...

Why the School-Age Years are important The Chief Medical Officer and Professor Michael Marmot have highlighted the importance of giving every child the best start and reducing health inequalities throughout life. They recognise the importance of building on the support in the early years and sustaining this across the life course for school-aged children and young people to improve outcomes and...

Why a Healthy Pregnancy is important The first 1001 days of a child’s life represent a critical phase of heightened vulnerability, but also a window of enormous opportunity. Offering advice and support to parents provides an opportunity to help parents set the patterns for effective parenting and a nurturing environment during the early years of a child’s development and future life...

The Ageing Well background The purpose of the Ageing Well Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) section is to support the work of the Council’s Health and Wellbeing Board by summarising key local needs, and services, and providing a series of evidence-based priorities to improve the health of the population of older adults living across Milton Keynes (65 years and older). It...

The background The purpose of the Ageing Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) section is to support the work of the Council’s Health and Wellbeing Board by summarising key local needs, and services, and providing a series of evidence-based priorities to improve the health of the population of older adults living across Central Bedfordshire (65 years and older). It acts as a...

The background The purpose of the Ageing Well Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) section is to support the work of the Council’s Health and Wellbeing Board by summarising key local needs, and services, and providing a series of evidence-based priorities to improve the health of the population of older adults living across Bedford Borough (65 years and older). It acts as...

Why health and well-being is important Health and well-being relates to mental health and physical conditions that are not immediately life threatening or limiting. However, these conditions may have potential to develop to threaten life, and they have direct and often serious impact on quality of life. They can affect people’s ability to work, form and maintain relationships and to contribute...

Why health and well-being is important Health and well-being relates to mental health and physical conditions that are not immediately life threatening or limiting. However, these conditions may have potential to develop to threaten life, and they have direct and often serious impact on quality of life. They can affect people’s ability to work, form and maintain relationships and to contribute...

Why health and well-being is important Health and well-being relates to mental health and physical conditions that are not immediately life threatening or limiting. However, these conditions may have potential to develop to threaten life, and they have direct and often serious impact on quality of life. They can affect people’s ability to work, form and maintain relationships and to contribute...