Press Coverage

Posted June 27, 2017

In this section you’ll find a compilation of press coverage that we’ve received. Click any image to enlarge it.


  • 16th August – “Government Funding for Homeless is ‘not enough'” via newbury today
  • 13th August – “Listen to our Chief Officer discuss the Government new Homeless Strategy” via



  • 5th July – “Movie raises awareness of fibromyalgia” via newbury today
  • 14th June Unrest – an “Insight into chronic fatigue syndrome” via  newbury today


  • 14th June “200k grant for homeless support” via newbury today
  • 7th June Mental Health Champ resigns following Harassment campaign
  • 4th June Ending Homelessness and Rough Sleeping by 2020 via


  • 1st June “ITV Homeless and Rough Sleeping Coverage”


  • 29th May “Call to end rough sleeping in West Berkshire by 2020” via newbury todaywebsite


  • 24th May “Call to end rough sleeping by 2020” from newbury today
  • 18th May Healthwatch West Berkshire discuss stress via


  • 10th May Learning how to tackle life’s stresses from newbury today


  • 29th March Thinking Together for Mental Health from newbury today
  • 9th March homeless and rough sleepers coverage via 



  • 9th March homeless and rough sleepers interview via 



  • 2nd March Homeless and Rough Sleepers coverage via ITV


  • 2nd March “Homeless left out in the cold” via


  • 1st March “Full plight of town’s homeless is revealed” via newbury today


  • 22nd February “Where will homeless go during next big freeze?” via newbury today
Homeless Cold Weather Scan
  • 1st February “Report gives an insight into hospital welfare” Prospect Park via newbury today
Hospital welfare


  • 10th January “Racecourse move to evict homeless” via


  • 21st December “Staggering number of homeless people are lonely” and  “Sybelle spreads the word about antibiotics” via newbury today



  • “Catherine Knight (WBH) and Andrew Sharp (Healthwatch) interviewed about West Berkshire Homeless” via


  • November 16th “Thinking Together” via newbury today
Mental Health Thinking Together
  • November 16th “CCG Merger” via newbury today
CCG merger shake up improve services
  • October 19th “It’s good to talk about Mental Health” via 
  • August 17th “West Berks residents more likely to be frequent drinkers” via 


” August 15th Homeless are being denied vital health care” via 


  • August 10th “Homeless are being denied vital health care” via


  • August 3rd “Homeless are being denied vital health care” via 



  • August 2nd “Homeless struggling to access health care” via 


  • July 31st “Homeless struggling to access healthcare” via 


  • 31st July “Homeless struggling to access healthcare” via 


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  • 20th July ‘Homeless Struggling to access healthcare’ via 

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  • 29th June Thinking Together via
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  • 23rd June Thinking Together via

“Healthwatch West Berkshire Initiative Thinking Together 2017 Provides Vital Voice for Mental Health

As part of an ongoing commitment to focussing on the mental health needs of West Berkshire, and supporting the Brighter Berkshire 2017 Year of Mental Health Campaign, Healthwatch West Berkshire recently held its second ‘Thinking Together’ Event, 18th May 2017 at Thatcham Catholic Hall. An inclusive event designed to bring together everyone involved in mental health in West Berkshire, from users and carers to professionals and commissioners, in order to ensure everyone in the area has their voice heard.”

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  • June 14th “Watchdog calls for action over delays in delivery of medicine” via


  • 27th April Final Transition via 
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  • 27th April Final Transition via
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  • 24th April The Final Transition via

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  • 21st April The Final Transition via

“There are concerns for older carers looking after their children with learning difficulties

Following a period of stakeholder consultation, Healthwatch West Berks (HWWB) is launching its report entitled ‘The Final Transition – When Parents and Carers Can No Longer Care’

The report highlights the fact that West Berkshire Council, in common with other councils nationwide, are sitting on a ticking time bomb of housing and care. It has failed to provide adequate provision and housing for those vulnerable individuals with LD, living in the community with increasingly elderly parents and carers.”

“We spoke to Andrew Sharp from Healthwatch Berkshire:”


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