Insight e-bulletin - July 2019

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Insight e-bulletin July 2019

In this issue:

Joint-Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) 2019

Source: Insight, Coventry City Council

The citywide Coventry Joint Strategic Needs Assessment 2019 is now published. The Council gathered data and hosted engagement workshops with local residents and organisations to find out the needs and assets of the city. The resulting JSNA citywide report paints a picture of the health and well-being of Coventry residents and offers recommendations. 

 Key findings include:

  • Demographics and community - Coventry's population has grown rapidly in recent years, seeing a rise mainly in 18-29 year olds. It is also getting increasingly diverse. These changes will affect planning for local services. Although the city is cohesive, more can be done to help increase residents' participation in influencing local decisions.
  • Prospects - Employment, job prospects, and education levels have been improving. However, there are still significant pockets of deprivation in the city. There is scope to raise young people's aspirations by improving their awareness of the growing career opportunities in the city. Organisations can also work together more to address poverty and its impacts.
  • Environment - The majority of people are satisfied with their local area as a place to live. Most of them live within walking distance of amenities that allow them to socialise, exercise, and look after their well-being. There is, however, increasing cases of violent crime. Better communication through social media can help to relieve the fear of crime.
  • Health and well-being - Overall health in the city is below average. Residents living in more deprived areas not only living shorter lives, but also spend a greater proportion of their lives in poor health. The public sector is recommended to shift to an 'enabling' leadership style, helping communities to pool resources and build capacity.

To look into the data in more detail, please see the citywide intelligence hub data profiler tool.