WELCOME TO ALL ABOUT DUDLEY BOROUGH

This website has been developed to make data on Dudley Borough available to everyone.  It contains a range of resources, reports and information which help describe the population and place across a variety of topic areas and perspectives.

The information is structured in tiers so users can view just key messages if that suits their needs, with those interested in more specific information able to drill down to a more detailed level.

To get started have a look at the featured pages and recent news items at the bottom of this page, or get an overview on The Borough page.

The site will be continually updated and expanded so pay attention to the News page to keep up with the latest changes.

As All About Dudley Borough is a new website please let us know what else you would find useful and any suggestions for improvements.  We want it to work for you so send us your feedback using our Contact Us page.

THE JOINT STRATEGIC ASSESSMENT

The Joint Strategic Needs Assessment is a statutory requirement for each local authority area. In Dudley Borough we have decided to focus on the strengths of the community as well as its needs, therefore our local version is called the Joint Strategic Assessment (JSA).  The JSA is a collaborative project involving local organisations and interest groups, including Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council, Dudley Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), the Police, the Fire Service and the voluntary sector.

The role of the JSA is to provide an overview of the needs and assets of local residents and provide intelligence to Dudley Health and Wellbeing Board (HWBB). This will inform the priorities and implementation of the health and wellbeing strategy, supporting the Board to fulfil its responsibility for improving the health and wellbeing of all Dudley Borough residents and reducing inequalities.

Due to the wealth of information and range of topics within the scope of the JSA, partners in Dudley have decided that All About Dudley Borough will be our JSA. Information will be updated on a regular basis and new topic areas developed in line with local priorities.  A decentralised approach is being taken with experts on each topic being responsible for developing content to upload and maintain.  Currently the focus has been on developing a demographic profile of Dudley (the Understanding Dudley reports) and on the three current Health and Wellbeing priorities; Poverty, Loneliness and Isolation, and Healthy Weight.

A brief executive summary of the All About Dudley Borough content will be produced on a regular basis to synthesise the volume of information into a more understandable format and to support decision making by highlighting key themes.

FEATURED PAGES

Dudley Borough in Numbers

A new version of The Dudley Borough In Numbers infographic is now available, giving a visual representation of facts and figures about the Borough.  It features key aspects of the area including population, housing, the environment, employment and tourism, and a new section on health that looks at life expectancy.    

Understanding Dudley

A publication providing an in-depth demographic, health and socio-economic profile of the communities living in Dudley Borough across five themed chapters on Population and Household Characteristics, Being Healthy, Staying Safe, Enjoying and Achieving and Economic Wellbeing.

Health News Digest

This weekly digest contains details of the latest health-related news/articles in the general media, new publications of interest and press releases from the Department of Health.  The digest has 6 key sections :  Department of Health •  Practice Based Commissioning •  Legislation •  Latest Health-related News Links •  Newspapers •  ‘Other Sources’

Recent News

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Loneliness and Isolation

Visit our Loneliness and Isolation page to find out how this impacts on people's lives and get a Dudley perspective on the evidence around this subject.

Life Expectancy Figures

New figures show the latest life expectancy for men and women in Dudley and how they compare to England.

Children's (0-5 years) Profile Tool

The Children's (0-5 years) Profile Tool has now been published, showing our performance in a number of key indicators for this demographic in the Borough.