Healthwatch West Berks launches its co-produced Voice Of Disability Report

Posted August 30, 2019

Read the report and our recommendations by clicking the image below Although the Disability Discrimination Act and the Equality Act that followed have made huge improvements to the lives of those living with both physical and mental disabilities, there are still enormous barriers to everyday health and wellbeing in West Berkshire. Railway stations are a […]

Healthwatch West Berkshire Launches Prospect Park Hospital Enter and View Report

Posted January 26, 2018

In October 2017, Healthwatch West Berkshire was part of a collaborative visit and assessment of Prospect Park Hospital, Reading ( Managed and run by Berkshire Healthcare Foundation Trust).     Prospect Park Hospital is a key acute Mental Health site for residents in West Berkshire, as well as the five-other local Berkshire Healthwatch areas.  An […]

West Berkshire has the highest level of ‘frequent drinkers’, PHE report finds

Posted July 25, 2017

West Berkshire was found to have the highest percentage of individuals drinking more than 4 days a week, a new report into the nations drinking habits found. The ‘Local Consumption Survey National Report’ collected data on drinking from 25 local authorities across the country between February and April last year. In other rates collected, West […]

HWWB Annual Report 2016 – 2017

Posted July 3, 2017

Here is our annual report regarding our activities in the year 2016/2017. we hope this is of interest. if you would like to know more or would like an accessible version, please contact us via To view our report, click the picture bellow.  

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. 14th February 2020 – Andrew Sharp talking about Healthwatch, Enter and View, CCG Merger and other topics via  6th February 2020 – Extra Funding to reduce rough sleeping via 6th February 2020 – Meeting given just […]

West Berkshire pharmacies Enter & View report

Posted May 25, 2017

  Healthwatch West Berkshire has carried out Enter & View for the pharmacies in West Berkshire A team of Authorised Representatives from Heathwatch West Berkshire visited 3 pharmacies including one independent pharmacy in Lambourn and talked to community, service users and staff of the pharmacies about their experiences of the service. This report can now […]

Housing time bomb for carers of those with LD exploded with no solutions found

Posted April 21, 2017

In 2002 Mencap produced a report, The Housing Timebomb. It detailed how nationally provision had not and was not being planned for those with Learning Disabilities (LD), whose life expectancy increase now meant they were outliving their parents and carers in larger numbers.  Forward to 2016 and a group of angry parents and carers in […]

First Report!

Posted July 26, 2016

The first report through our Community Engagement Programme is now live! The report concerns a focus group held by John Holt of the West Berkshire Neurological Alliance, and discusses people’s experiences of caring for someone with a Neurological condition. You can read through the report and its findings here.

CQC Reports – Diamond Quality Care and Independence with Dignity Support

Posted February 26, 2016

Here are the most recent Care Quality Commission (CQC) Reports from West Berkshire:   Diamond Quality Care Services Overall – Good Safe – Good Effective – Good Caring – Good Responsive – Good Well-Led – Good   Diamond Quality Care Services in West Berkshire is a domiciliary care agency, providing support for 12 people with […]

CQC Reports – Acorn House and The Slater Centre

Posted February 22, 2016

Acorn House Overall – Good Safe – Good Effective – Good Caring – Good Responsive – Good Well-Led – Good   Acorn House in Purley-on-Thames is registered to provide care and support for up to 5 adults with learning disabilities, including Autism Spectrum Disorders.   The Care Quality Commission (CQC) conducted an unannounced inspection of […]