Adult Care forums

Come along to share your experiences of using services.

The forums provide us with useful feedback and information. This helps us improve the quality of services and develop new ones. If you would like to join one of the forums, please contact us.


Tel: 0118 937 2383

Some of the Adult Care forums have moved to online meetings and members have been contacted with information on how to join. If you would like to join a forum, or if you need IT support to do so, please contact us at or on 07811 026070.

Older People’s Working Group

Aim: Help older people find out about local services and feedback any issues.

Open to: Residents 50+ years old

Future dates:

  • Friday 7 July 2023, 2pm to 4pm
  • Friday 13 October 2023, 2pm to 4pm
  • Friday 9 February 2024, 2pm to 4pm
  • Friday 12 April 2024, 2pm to 4pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Civic Centre and via Teams (please contact us for details).

Physical Disabilities and Sensory Needs Network

Aim: Improve the quality of life of people for with:

  • physical disabilities
  • neurological conditions
  • sensory loss

Members include:

  • people with disabilities
  • carers
  • health and social care professionals
  • local voluntary groups

Future meetings:

  • Online – to be confirmed

Previous events

Carers Steering Group

Aim: To develop services and support for carers in Reading.

Members include:

  • carers
  • carers’ support groups
  • health and adult social care professionals

Future meeting dates:

  • Wednesday 8 March 2023
  • Wednesday 28 June 2023
  • Wednesday 20 September 2023
  • Wednesday 13 December 2023

Previous meetings

Adult Social Care User Panel

Aim: Share experiences of using Adult Social Care services and give views on proposed changes and developments.

Members include:

  • people who have used or come into contact with care services e.g. family carers
  • member of adult social care forums


  • reviewing our leaflets, questionnaires and information about services so the information is clear and jargon-free
  • telling us how well services are working and what needs to improve
  • joining interview panels to help us recruit staff

If you would like to join the Adult Social Care User Panel, please contact us at or call 07811 026070.

Service user, carer and public involvement policy

Healthwatch Reading – delivered by The Advocacy people

Aim: To support people to have their say about local health and social care services

Web: Healthwatch Reading


Tel: 0118 214 5579

Last updated on 02/10/2023