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Key Documents and Assessments

Cumbria Intelligence Observatory has led on information collection for a series of statutory assessments for the county. Each assessment focuses on a specific theme (e.g. the economy), providing a county overview and identifying areas of current and future need. The data and analysis within these assessments has been used to help inform the strategic planning process and policy development within Cumbria.

Child Poverty Needs Assessment

The 2010 Child Poverty Needs Assessment for Cumbria aims to help understand the characteristics of poor families in Cumbria and identify the key drivers of poverty that must be addressed. The Child Poverty Needs Assessment went on to inform the county’s Child Poverty Strategy. To view the Child Poverty Needs Assessment and accompanying Child Poverty Instant Atlas please follow the links below:

Child Poverty Needs Assessment

Community Safety Strategic Assessment

The 2011 Cumbria Community Safety Strategic Assessment (CSSA) aims to provide partners with an understanding of the levels and patterns of crime, disorder and substance misuse in local areas. The CSSA provided the evidence base for the development of Cumbria’s Community Safety Agreement. To view the CSSA and the accompanying Community Safety Instant Atlas please follow the links below:

Community Safety Strategic Assessment

Joint Strategic Needs Assessment

Cumbria’s Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) aims to provide a comprehensive analysis of the current and future health and wellbeing needs of the county’s population to inform commissioning and guide the future planning and delivery of health and social care services. The evidence base within the JSNA will be used to inform the county’s Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy. To view the JSNA for Cumbria please use the link below:

Joint Strategic Needs Assessment

Strategic Housing Market Assessments

Strategic Housing Market Assessments (SHMA) examine the picture in regards to housing in local areas including information on housing requirements, quality and cost, demography. In total there are 20 SMHAs covering Cumbria's six districts which provide an evidence base to support the delivery of new housing and economic development in the county. To view the SHMA's please use the link below:

Strategic Housing Market Assessments (external link)

 


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