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Annual report 2023/2024

Updated: Jul 11

Read some of the ways we've worked together with residents,  local communities and organisations to help deliver change in Reading over the last year, in our annual report.

Over 1600 people provided us with information, shared feedback, accessed support, information and advice from us, via phone, email, website forms, focus groups and engagement events.

"It is through working together and listening to Reading locals and communities that we can help shape a health and social care system that works for everyone." Luke Howarth, Healthwatch Reading Advisory Group Chair.

Here are a few of our highlights from this year

  • Healthwatch Reading Youth was launched to capture the voice of young people, and their health and social care concerns.

  • Shedding light on the experiences of asylum seekers in Reading resulted in the creation of a collaborative forum made up of community members and organisations, to help support and address their challenges.

  •  We highlighted the urgent need for improved interpreter services for residents in healthcare and social care services/settings.

  • A joint Healthwatch GP Access project to investigate and increase residents' awareness of the way GP surgeries are now working was completed.

  • We completed our health inequalities oral health project (Core20Plus5 Community Connectors Programme) on children under 10 years old living in the 3 most deprived wards of Reading.

       Plus lots more...

Download the report below to find out how your feedback has helped bring change to the local health and social care system.

03072024 Healthwatch Reading Annual Report_Final
Download PDF • 3.17MB

If you have any questions about anything featured in our report or need this report in a different format don't hesitate to get in touch with the Healthwatch Reading team:

Our next project work

Our 2024-2025 project work which has the theme of accessibility at its core, is already underway. You can read more about our 2024-2025 priorities by clicking here.

Share your experiences and view with us

Tell us what you think about local health and social care services (the good or bad) and we will share your feedback anonymously with local teams running and commissioning these services, to help make change.

Call: 0118 214 5579
Online: click here to complete a short online form.
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