West Berkshire Council

Start date: 2021-06-23
End date: 2021-08-04
Results: 2021-11-03

Draft Berkshire West Health and Wellbeing Strategy 2021-2030

Have your say

This consultation is closed.


A consultation took place between December 2020 and February 2021 to seek the views of residents of the three Berkshire West Local Authorities (Reading, West Berkshire and Wokingham) on eleven potential priorities identified through prior engagement with health and social care professionals. 

Residents were invited to select their top priorities, those that were the most important to their and their family's health, to form the foundation of a Health and Wellbeing Strategy (HWBS).

The consultation received just under 4,000 responses from across the three Berkshire West local authorities. We also held 18 focus groups with different members of our community. You can view a summary of these findings in the consultation and engagement report.

How we developed the draft strategy

We considered the feedback from the earlier consultation, and used the top five priorities identified by residents as the backbone of our pdf icon draft strategy [13Mb], which sets out how health and social care professionals, together with other partners, will work to improve the health of people living in Berkshire West over the next ten years.  The priorities are:

  1. Reduce the differences in health between different groups of people
  2. Support individuals at high risk of bad health outcomes to live healthy lives
  3. Help children and families in early years
  4. Promote good mental health and wellbeing for all children and young people
  5. Promote good mental health and wellbeing for all adults

Why we want your views

    We'd like your views on the pdf icon draft strategy [13Mb], in particular the vision outlined under each of the five priorities, to help us understand if what we propose meets your expectations, and to refine and confirm the final strategy.

    How to take part

    If you'd like to comment on the pdf icon draft strategy [13Mb], please complete our survey by midnight on Wednesday, 4 August 2021. It should take approximately 10 minutes.

    If you have any questions about the consultationplease either email berkshirewestwellbeing@gmail.com or call 07811 026 070.

    What happens next

    Your feedback will be taken into consideration, and used to finalise the strategy, which will be submitted to the three Local Authority Health and Wellbeing Boards for consideration and approval.

    Once approved, the strategy will be published in autumn 2021 on each of the local authorities' websites.  For West Berkshire residents, you'll find it on our Strategies, Policies and Plans webpage.