Glossary beginning with J

JCPsearch for term
Jobcentre Plus – government agency with responsibility for supporting people who are unemployed to move from welfare into work. It also supports employers to fill job vacancies.
JISCsearch for term
Historically, the JISCdefinition acronym stood for ‘Joint Information Systems Committee’. Over time JISC's role has evolved. While it may not be an ‘information systems committee’ any longer, it continues to champion the use of digital technology to ensure the UK remains world-class in research, teaching and learning. Website:
Joint Strategic Needs Assessmentsearch for term
An assessment that provides an objective analysis of the current and future health and wellbeing needs of local adults and children, bringing together a wide range of quantitative and qualitative data, including user views. Up until now, each area’s assessment has been produced by the local authority in collaboration with the primary care trust. GP consortiadefinition and local authorities, including directors of public health, will in future have an obligation to prepare the assessment, and to do so through the arrangements made by their local health and wellbeing board. Source: DHdefinition (2011) No health without mental health: A cross-government mental health outcomes strategy for people of all ages. London: DH.
JSAsearch for term
Jobseeker’s Allowance welfare benefit for people who are unemployed and seeking work.
JSNAsearch for term
Joint Strategic Needs Assessmentdefinition