People with disabilities and long term health conditions
A disability may be physical, cognitive, mental, sensory, emotional, and developmental, or any combination of these. Disability is an umbrella term, covering impairments, activity limitations, and participation restrictions.
A Long term physical health condition (also known as a chronic condition) is a health
problem that requires ongoing management over a period of years. It is one that
cannot currently be cured but can be controlled with the use of medication and/or
The aim of a JSNA is to improve the health and wellbeing of the local community and reduce inequalities for all ages.
Some geographical areas and disadvantaged groups experience much poorer health and greatly reduced life expectancy, and to reduce these health inequalities requires tackling the wider determinants of health.
This enables people in vulnerable groups to have greater control and increased ability to make decisions about improving their lifestyle.