Agenda and minutes

Venue: Council Chambers, Civic Offices, Reading

Contact: Jemma Durkan - Committee Services  0118 9372432

Link: Link to the recording of the meeting


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Chair's Announcements


The Chair noted that it was currently Social Worker Week and thanked all social workers for their work.


Minutes pdf icon PDF 122 KB


The Minutes of the meeting held on 18 January 2023 were confirmed as a correct record and signed by the Chair.


Healthwatch Reading

The Committee will received an update from Healthwatch Reading.


Alice Kunjappy-Clifton, Lead Officer, Healthwatch Reading provided an update and presentation on Healthwatch Reading.  Alice explained that Healthwatch in Reading had been in place for 10 years and in June 2022, The Advocacy People, became the new providers for Healthwatch Reading.  It was noted that Healthwatch was a statutory service  ...  view the full minutes text for item 29.


RBH Building Berkshire Together - Update

The Committee will receive an update from Alison Foster, Programme Director, Building Berkshire Together on the redevelopment of the Royal Berkshire Hospital.


Alison Foster, Programme Director, Building Berkshire Together, gave a presentation and update on the Building Berkshire Together programme to redevelop the Royal Berkshire Hospital.


Alison explained that the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust (RBFT) were in Cohort 4 of the National Hospital Programme and full adopters of ‘hospital 2.0’.  This  ...  view the full minutes text for item 30.


Childcare Sufficiency Assessment pdf icon PDF 75 KB

A report providing information on the 2022/23 Childcare Sufficiency Assessment (CSA).

Additional documents:


The Executive Director of Children’s Services, Education, Early Help and Social Care, Brighter Futures for Children, submitted a report on the main findings of the Childcare Sufficiency Assessment (CSA) for 2022/23.  The annual report provided information for parents, childcare providers and Brighter Futures for Children on childcare needs, the local  ...  view the full minutes text for item 31.