September Recovery Briefing
West Berkshire Health and Wellbeing Board Meeting
West Berkshire Health and Wellbeing Board will be meeting on Thursday 24th September at 9:30am.

We will be presenting our Maternity Report at this meeting.

Please note that if you have a question to submit to the Board, the deadline to submit questions not related to an item on the agenda is Monday 14th September at 10:00am, while the deadline to submit questions relating to an item on the agenda is Monday 21st September at 10:00am.
You can learn more about submitting questions

You will be able to watch the meeting live on Youtube here
Community United launches the Belonging Project West Berkshire
Community United, West Berkshire’s leading ethnic communities advocate organisation, is holding a free online community forum on 16th September to launch the Belonging Project West Berkshire - and everyone is invited.

Guest speakers include Dr Deepak Ravindran, consultant at the Royal Berkshire Hospital, and Gulfraz Riaz, chairman of the National Asian Cricket Council.

Newbury MP Laura Farris will also address the forum.

This free online event is the inaugural event of the Belonging Project West Berkshire. It is an unmissable opportunity for people living and/or working in West Berkshire to engage and take part by sharing their ideas, challenges and suggestions of how to enhance their experience of living in West Berkshire.

To register for this free event please click here.
Public Consultation on Closure of Walnut Care Home
West Berkshire Council are Proposing to close Walnut Close Care Home in January 2021, and relocate/redeploy existing residents and staff to one of their other three care homes, predominately Birchwood.

West Berkshire Council would like to know how this proposal might impact you, if the decision is taken to proceed with the proposed closure, and any views you may have on how they can minimise the impact.

The survey will take approximately 10 minutes to complete, and will be open until midnight on Sunday, 4 October 2020.

Read further details by clicking 
here or the image above.
Newbury Soup Kitchen restarting sessions

Newbury Soup Kitchen will be restarting their Thursday and Saturday Sessions.

The Thursday sessions will be starting from Thursday 10th September 6:00pm - 7:00pm at the Salvation Army, while the Saturday sessions will be starting 12th September 5:00pm - 6:00pm in the Wharf.

Social Gatherings of 6 or more people banned in England from 14th September
Social gatherings of more than six people will be illegal in England from Monday – with some exemptions – amid a steep rise in coronavirus cases.

The law change will ban larger groups meeting anywhere socially indoors or outdoors, the government said.

But it will not apply to schools, workplaces or Covid-secure weddings, funerals and organised team sports.

It will be enforced through a £100 fine if people fail to comply, doubling on each offence up to a maximum of £3,200.

Click here or on the image above to read the details. 
World suicide Prevention Day
World Suicide Prevention Day is an awareness day that is observed on 10th September every year, in order to provide a worldwide commitment and action to raising awareness of suicide and prevent suicides.

This year the theme for World Suicide Prevention Day is Connection and the different forms it can take. For people who are feeling vulnerable or distressed, having a strong sense of connection is an important part of suicide prevention.

here or on the image above to view a poster which contains information about suicide, what you can do to help prevent suicide, and sources of support.
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