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How well do you know the Wokingham Borough?

How well do you know the Wokingham Borough?

11 March 2016
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You can now find out all about the health and wellbeing of the Wokingham Borough by checking out our Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA).

 

The JSNA is how we record or describe the current and future health, care and wellbeing needs of the borough’s population.

 

Did you know across the borough?


  • Between April and September, 2015 there were more than 70 noise complaints about barking dogs
  • More than 830million car miles were travelled, in 2014
  • A network of 60 diffusion tubes monitors  air quality


As well as a wealth of information, the JSNA is an essential tool helping the council, clinical commissioning groups and partners make informed decisions about the health, care and wellbeing priorities for the borough.

 

"The JSNA is a great source of local information that helps to both shape and define the health and wellbeing priorities for Wokingham Borough Council," said executive member for health and wellbeing, Cllr Julian McGhee Sumner.

 

"People have full access to it, but it is written in professional language because it is designed primarily for public services. So don’t be put off!"

 

Some issues that have been highlighted in the JSNA are: 


  • Wokingham Borough has one of the highest levels of adult physical activity in the country, compared to  other counties and local authorities
  • Annual flu vaccination rates in the borough are below the national target, and need to be increased. Although the number of older residents in the borough who suffer falls is lower than both the England and South East average, the figures are slowly increasing
  • Wokingham has the lowest smoking prevalence in the country


You can find out more by visiting the JSNA website.

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