Newbury College Students placements with Healthwatch West Berkshire

Posted April 10, 2017

We have been working with some Health & Social Care Newbury College Students on placement with us and they have produced some amazing work which will be published on our website and social media soon.  The first round of students, Sybelle & Heather, produced a poster regarding antibiotics and a video regarding mental health issues, […]

Patients with learning difficulties miss out on important healthchecks

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Recent news on the BBC health website shows that people with learning difficulties are missing out on vital healthchecks that others receive as a matter of course, see more info here If you have any feedback in relation to your experience, please get in touch by phoning 01635 886210 or email: contact@healthwatchwestberks.org.uk    

Have your say by 18th Apr 2017! – Inquiry into housing for the disabled

Posted April 4, 2017

On 14 December 2016 the Equality & Human Rights Commission launched a formal inquiry on housing for disabled people. It will look at whether the availability of accessible and adaptable housing, and the support services around it, is fulfilling disabled people’s rights to live independently. Our inquiry will cover England, Scotland and Wales. Please see […]

Successful Walk ‘n Talk Event in Newbury Town Centre with Brighter Berkshire

Posted March 22, 2017

It was a lovely sunny afternoon in Newbury for the Brighter Berkshire Walk ‘n Talk Event on Sat 25th March 2017. Starting from Waitrose in Newbury a large group of us split into twos and threes to head to the town and start conversations with local people and businesses about mental health.  Lots of conversations […]

CQC: The State of Care in NHS Acute Hospitals

Posted March 10, 2017

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) have published a report with findings collated from three years’ worth of hospital inspections. The report highlights that many NHS trusts provide high quality care, despite challenges they may be facing. However, there are also blind spots in some NHS trusts, even where these may have received a rating of […]

Sign up for the Brighter Berkshire event on 16th March 2017 4-7pm

Posted March 3, 2017

Description Join us on 16th March in Reading to launch the Brighter Berkshire and Berkshire Community Foundation partnership. This event will also be used to talk about our work, launch the new logo, postcards and posters for circulation, screening the video from students on how designing logo helped them engage in talking about mental health, […]

What do people think of Mental Health services?

Posted February 24, 2017

  We surveyed over 80 people who use, or come into contact with, the various mental health services in West Berkshire. These views have been collated into a report, which you can now read here. Do the findings reflect your own experiences of mental health services in West Berkshire? Let us know here, by email, […]

*Important* NHS Berkshire Health Network – Public Events – Have your Say

Posted February 23, 2017

Message from NHS Berkshire Health Network You are invited to a public event where you can find out the latest news about your local NHS services and get answers to any questions you may have from local healthcare commissioners. The events includes: • A presentation on the challenges the NHS faces locally and our innovative […]