Venue: Council Chamber, Civic Offices, Bridge Street, Reading RG1 2LU

Contact: Nicky Simpson - Committee Services  Email:

Link: Webcast of meeting

No. Item


Declarations of Interest


Minutes of the Meeting held on 12 July 2019 pdf icon PDF 94 KB



Consideration of formally submitted questions from members of the public or Councillors under Standing Order 36.




Consideration of any petitions submitted under Standing Order 36 in relation to matters falling within the Committee’s Powers & Duties which have been received by Assistant Director of Legal & Democratic Services no later than four clear working days before the meeting.


Berkshire - a Good Place to Work - the 2019 Director of Public Health Report pdf icon PDF 229 KB

A report describing the 2019 Director of Public Health Annual Report “Berkshire – A good place to work”, which focuses on workplace health and wellbeing.

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Time to Change: RBC Employer Action Plan Refresh pdf icon PDF 212 KB

A report on the Council’s progress to date in delivering on a ‘Time to Change’ Employer Pledge to end mental health discrimination, and setting out the ambitions of a refreshed Action Plan for 2019/2020 which is due to be launched in October.


Reading Homeless Health Needs Audit - CCG and Drug and Alcohol Update pdf icon PDF 197 KB

A report providing an update from the CCG, and Public Health as commissioners of the Drug & Alcohol Treatment Service, on how the recommendations from the Homeless Health Needs Audit carried out in 2017 and presented to the Board on 13 July 2018 are informing service planning and on actions taken or intended to be taken.


Working in Partnership with Health and Social Care to Support Reading's Most Vulnerable People pdf icon PDF 193 KB

A report seeking to:

·         Highlight an increase in the complexity of needs of some of the people supported by local voluntary organisations and the subsequent demand on staff and volunteers.

·         Outline developments to improve partnership working between Reading Borough Council, Berkshire West CCG and voluntary organisations to better support people with complex needs.


Influenza (Flu) Plan Update 2019 pdf icon PDF 228 KB

A report on the performance of the influenza vaccine campaign in winter 2018-19 to summarise lessons learned and to inform the Health and Wellbeing Board of changes to the national flu programme for the coming flu season and how these will be implemented locally.

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Period Poverty pdf icon PDF 177 KB

A report on proposed actions to tackle the issue of period poverty in Reading.

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Modern Day Slavery Transparency Statement 2019-20 pdf icon PDF 245 KB

A report setting out the policy for Reading Borough Council with regard to Modern Day Slavery.


Integration Programme Update pdf icon PDF 171 KB

A report providing an update on the Integration Programme, as well as performance against the national Better Care Fund targets for the entirety of the financial year 2018/2019.


Health and Wellbeing Dashboard - October 2019 pdf icon PDF 175 KB

A report presenting an update on the Health and Wellbeing Dashboard (Appendix A), which sets out local trends in a format previously agreed by the Board, to provide the Board with an overview of performance and progress towards achieving local goals as set out in the 2017-20 Health and Wellbeing Strategy for Reading.

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Care Quality Commission (CQC) Reading Local System Review - Action Plan Quarterly Update pdf icon PDF 170 KB

A report providing an update on the Action Plan as a result of the Care Quality Commission (CQC)-led Local System Review that the Reading system across Health and Social Care was subject to during October 2018.

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Date of Next Meeting - 17 January 2020