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Below are the council's relevant studies and strategies that address health issues across the borough and inform our adopted and emerging planning policies and guidance.


Joint Strategic Needs Assessment


The Joint Strategic Needs Assessment is an iterative process jointly led by Public Health and Commissioning. The JSNA describes the health, care and well-being needs of our population and the strategic direction of service delivery to meet those needs.



Southwark Physical Activity and Sport Strategy 2014-2017



This strategy and action plan set out what the Council and PRO-ACTIVE Southwark partners will deliver to support more people becoming more active more often. It addresses inequalities in health and wellbeing, encouraging specific groups to become more active, for example, women and girls, disabled people, older adults and young people.



Southwark Health and Wellbeing Strategy 2015-2020


This strategy outlines how the council and its partners will work together to improve the health of the population, reduce health inequalities and promote integration. 

Southwark Child Obesity Joint Review 


The child obesity joint review examines the high rate of childhood obesity in the borough and recommends a wide range of actions to counteract the increasing prevalence.

Betting, borrowing and health: Health impacts of betting shops and payday loan shops in Southwark


This report summarises evidence on the health impacts associated with the clustering of betting shops and payday loan shops in the context of Article 4 Directions. The objectives of this report are to: review existing evidence around health and wellbeing impacts; identify a range of local health indicators; and examine the spatial relationship between betting shops and pay-day loan shops and health indicators.


Southwark Alcohol Needs Assessment 2011


The Alcohol Needs Assessment quantifies the prevalence of alcohol related behaviours, the impact of alcohol on health in Southwark and assesses the services provided to reduce alcohol related harm.



Strategy to Reduce Health Inequalities in Southwark 2009-2020


This strategy sets out our intentions to address health inequalities in Southwark. it has the overall aim of reducing inequalities in health in Southwark by narrowing the gap between those at greatest risk of poor health outcomes and those who have the best health.

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