West Berkshire Council

Committee details

Health and Wellbeing Board

Logo for Health and Wellbeing Board

Purpose of committee

The Health and Social Care Act 2012 established Health and Wellbeing Boards as a forum where key leaders from the health and care system work together to improve the health and wellbeing of their local population and reduce health inequalities.


The West Berkshire Health and Wellbeing Board is committed to improving health and wellbeing of the population across the district, through the development of improved and integrated health and social care services. This includes overseeing the preparation of the Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) with the relevant Clinical Commissioning Group and approving the Health and Wellbeing Strategy.


Board Members

The Board has representatives from West Berkshire Council, Newbury and District Clinical Commissioning Group, North and West Reading Clinical Commissioning Group, Thames Valley Police, Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service, Sovereign Housing, Healthwatch and the Voluntary Sector. (See ‘Membership’ below.)


Getting involved

Health and Wellbeing Board meetings are open to the public. The meetings usually take place at the Council Offices, Market Street, Newbury, RG14 5LD on a Thursday from 9.30am-11am.


Members of the public living or working in West Berkshire can submit questions to the Health and Wellbeing Board (see Asking a question at a meeting). Petitions relating to Health and Wellbeing can also be submitted to the Board – see Petitions.


Contact:  Democratic Services Team


Further information links:

Health and Social Care Act 2012


Contact information

Support officer: Jo Reeves / Jessica Bailiss.

Postal address:
Strategic Support
Council Offices
Market Street
RG14 5LD

Phone: (01635) 519486/503124

Email: joanna.reeves@westberks.gov.uk / jessica.bailiss@westberks.gov.uk

Web site: http://www.westberks.gov.uk