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The Berkshire Data Observatory


The Berkshire Data Observatory is a new website that presents data about the local population, crime, housing and economics. It has been compiled and is kept up to date by ‘Public Health for Berkshire’ together with Berkshire’s six local authorities, including Reading Borough Council (RBC).

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Reading’s Alzheimer’s Society is recruiting volunteers for their Side by Side service

Reading’s Alzheimer’s Society (AS) on London Street is recruiting more volunteers to help with their Side by Side service. This service aims to combat social isolation by pairing a volunteer with someone with dementia.

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Have your say on NHS plans for our area


A widespread engagement process on the future arrangements for NHS commissioning in Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Berkshire West was launched last week.

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Milman Road Health Centre Patient Participation Group on Saturday 28 September

The Milman Road Health Centre (MRHC) will hold its next patient participation group (PPG) at 10am on Saturday 28 September.

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Funding available to promote physical well-being in Whitley and Church wards

Get Berkshire Active is offering between £750 and £2000 to established organisations providing new physical activity and sport opportunities for inactive people living in deprived areas in Berkshire, including Reading’s Whitley, Church and Norcot wards.

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Councillor Tony Jones talks about adult social care in Reading on 25 September.

Tony Jones, councillor for Redlands ward and lead for adult social care at Reading Borough Council, will give a talk about adult social care in the town at a South Reading Patient Voice (SRPV) meeting on Wednesday 25 September.

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South Reading’s University Medical Group “outstanding” says CQC

The University Medical Group (UMG), who maintain GP surgeries on Northcourt Avenue and at Whitley Villa on Christchurch Road in south Reading, are outstanding according to the English health and social care regulator, the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

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Matthew Farrall’s memorial defibrillator project unaffected by missing WCDA donations

The Whitley Community Development Association (WCDA) public defibrillator project will not be delayed by the alleged misuse of more than £3000 of public donations by a former WCDA employee. The WCDA have called in the police and obtained support and advice from the Berkshire Community Foundation (BCF) and the Big Local.

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New church centre and health centre proposed for St Paul’s on Whitley Wood Lane

The parish of St Agnes with St Paul and St Barnabas in south Reading is planning to build a new church centre and a new health centre at St Paul’s on Whitley Wood Lane in south Reading. You can learn more about this development at public drop-in sessions at St Paul’s today, Monday 12 August, and Saturday 17 August.

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Learn about the proposed church and health centres at St Paul’s Church Hall, Whitley Wood Lane

There will be two drop-in sessions at St Paul’s Church on Whitley Wood Lane for neighbours who want to leant more about the new church centre and health centre proposed for the site.

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