Share your Maternity experience in our maternity Survey

With lots of Maternity concerns highlighted in the National news lately, Healthwatch West Berkshire are keen to hear from new parents about their experience with the maternity services used locally in the last 3 years (2016-2019). Was your experience excellent, okay, poor or traumatic? We want to hear from new mums and dads by filling out a survey which you can find HERE.
Birchwood Care home, Newbury still "Requires Improvement" says CQC report

West Berkshire Council run Birchwood Care Home shows a slight improvement, but continues to be rated "Requires Improvement" in latest Care Quality Commission (CQC) report. Overall, this is the same rating Birchwood obtained in the 2018 and 2017 CQC reports.
Have you, a family member or anyone you know used Birchwood Care Home recently? You can share feedback, good or bad about this service with us.

You can read about other CQC inspections and reports in West Berkshire by visiting our Website.
Community Christmas Lunch

Do you know anyone that will be spending Christmas alone? Why not invite them to attend the amazing community Christmas lunch's that are taking place across West Berkshire in Newbury, Thatcham, Compton and Hungerford. Lots of people to talk to, good food and traditional Christmas activities including watching the Queens Speech. More information can be read by clicking the image to the left or by clicking HERE.
Healthwatch England feedback about Health and Social Care

Thousands of people share their experiences of health and social care with Healthwatch England every month. Each quarter Healthwatch England publish a round-up of the issues that people are raising with them about health and social care services. Click HERE to take a look what these key issues are.
Dementia Friends and Immersive Experience session, Newbury

We held our Dementia friends and Immersive experience session at the Broadway House, Newbury, on 5th December. The event was well attended and there were many interesting ideas and topics discussed. Also included was an immersive interactive dementia session that enabled people to get a better understanding of what it's like living with dementia. Visit the Dementia Friends website to learn more, or find out more about our event here.
Volunteering opportunities for you in 2020 - Volunteer recruitment event

You are invited to come and chat with a wide range of community organisations about how you can become involved with lots of varied volunteering opportunities on Saturday 11th January, from 10am - 3pm, at the Corn Exchange Newbury.

V365 2020 is West Berkshire's largest volunteer recruitment event. This event brings together West Berkshire community groups both large and small showcasing what they do. Learn more here
Healthwatch West Berkshire will also be there, we're especially looking out for Enter and View volunteers for the New Year. More information can be found here. Training will be provided.
Upcoming Events

Berkshire West CCG Governing Body Meeting
December 17th, 12:30am - 12:30pm | Shaw House, Newbury, RG14 2DR 
Link to more details
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