Welcome to the Reading Observatory

The home of Reading’s Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA)

The Reading Observatory offers a wealth of data and information about Reading and is the home of our Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA). We see JSNA not as a single product or process, but as a collective body of work providing insight into Reading, and improving the health and wellbeing of all who live here. For more information on JSNA and our approach, and guidance on how to find the information that you need from this site, please see our ‘About and Frequently Asked Questions‘ page. This site is being continually developed since it’s launch. If you have any feedback, or suggestions for new content then please let us know your views.

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