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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.

Email: wellbeing.service@reading.gov.uk

Tel: 0118 937 2383

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 14 February 2020
  • Friday 20 March 2020 - cancelled, will be rescheduled to April 2020

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

Time: 2 to 4pm

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:

  • Wednesday 26 February 2020, 1.30 to 3pm - Conference Room at the Community Hub, 3rd Floor, Central Library, Abbey Square RG1 3BQ
  • Wednesday 27 May 2020, 1.30 - 3pm, Council Chamber, Civic Centre
  • Disability Awareness Day - TBC
  • Wednesday 18 November 2020, 1.30 to 3pm, Council Chamber, Civic Centre

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:

  • Friday 14 February 2020, 11am to 1pm - Committee Room 4B, Civic Offices
  • Wednesday 13 May 2020, 11am to 1pm - 3rd Floor, Conference Room, Central Library, Abbey Square, RG1 3BQ
  • Wednesday 5 August 2020, 11am to 1pm - Council Chamber, Civic Offices
  • Wednesday 11 November 2020, 11am to 1pm - Committee Room 4B, Civic Offices

The committee rooms are on the ground floor at the Civic Offices, Bridge Street, Reading RG1 2LU

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 complete the pdf icon application form [58kb] and return it to us.

Healthwatch Reading

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

Web: http://healthwatchreading.org.uk

Email: info@healthwatchreading.co.uk

Tel: 0118 937 2295 

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