Research and Consultation
The Research and Consultation team provides a
comprehensive service to inform Council decision-making, by
interpreting the views and aspirations of local residents, visitors
and employees, in order to shape future services in a way that best
meets their needs.
We use a wide range of methods to collect social, economic and
demographic information, including: surveys, focus groups, bespoke
events/projects and analysis of secondary datasets such as the
We aim to ensure that policy development, performance reporting
and the services provided by the Council are based on sound
evidence and meet the needs and expectations of our
Primary clients include the corporate management of the
Authority in the shape of the Executive and the Management Board.
Other clients range from service managers and officers within the
authority, partners in the public and voluntary sector, through to
businesses and members of the public.
Our Main Activities
- Collating and analysing community intelligence concerning
population, the economy and social patterns
- Collecting, analysing and disseminating information about
citizen, customer, and client views
- Analysing statistical and geographical indicators on need and
- Forecasting population and client numbers
- Providing information and advice to support corporate plans and
strategies, operational decisions and joint working with
- Policy development, including community engagement and
consultation and Best Value
- DORIC (Data Observatory
and Research and Intelligence Collaborative). The
Partnership brings together the Councils, Primary Care Trusts,
Police and Fire & Rescue services in the Cheshire, Halton and
Warrington area to make information about people and places easier
to access. This site provides information on a wide
range of topics, with statistics on population, health,
community, the economy, education and
more. DORIC is
now the data store for information that was previously published on
this website, such as population and unemployment data.
- Twitter: We are now on
Twitter and will be posting updates about Research
and Consultation work in Cheshire East on a regular basis.
Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA)
Cheshire East's Joint Strategic Needs Assessment is a
shared statement on the health and social care needs of people
living in Cheshire East which the Council and Primary Care Trust
have a legal duty to undertake, and use to develop and improve
The Joint Needs Assessment pulls together a range of needs
assessment and qualitative and quantitative data within a more
joined up framework for commissioners to utilise to develop and
improve services. It is also a source of information for the local
community and Third Sector organisations to find out more
about health and social care.
The information was refreshed in Autumn 2011.