Every three years, your local Council produces a Health and Wellbeing Strategy. We do this together with NHS colleagues to understand what people living in our communities need and where we should focus our work, in order to improve the health and wellbeing of all our residents. The Coronavirus pandemic has had a huge impact on everyone’s lives and means that this work is now more important than ever.
This year Reading, West Berkshire and Wokingham Councils, have decided to work together to produce a new Health and Wellbeing Strategy across the Berkshire West area. This is because we have similar populations, with people working and socialising in different boroughs from where they live, and many services are already shared across the area. By coming together and working in partnership the new Berkshire West strategy will work to deliver a healthier and happier life for all who live and work across the three local authority areas.
We have done a lot of background work to try to understand the needs of our populations, but now we want to hear how you feel and what you think we should be focusing on over the next ten years. From October 2020, we want to listen to as many people as we can across Reading, West Berkshire and Wokingham. The final strategy will be published in early 2021.
There will be an opportunity to join the conversation through an online survey as well as by taking part in virtual events where we will be speaking to as many local community and focus groups as we can.
We are particularly keen to hear from people from all ethnic backgrounds, vulnerable residents and those whose voices may not have been heard in discussions like this in the past. We will be updating and advertising all events on this page so please keep an eye out. This is your chance to have your say in helping shape your local community’s health and well-being future priorities.
Want to get involved and have your say?
Contact the programme: firstname.lastname@example.org
Chris Barrett Programme Manager - chris.barrett@Bracknell-Forest.gov.uk
Dr Sarah Rayfield Programme Lead - Sarah.Rayfield1@westberks.gov.uk