Who we are and what we do

We are the independent champion for people living in Reading who use health and social care services. We’re here to make sure that those running services, put people at the heart of care. 

Our sole purpose is to understand the needs, experiences and concerns of local people who use health and social care services and to speak out on their behalf.

We focus on ensuring that people’s worries and concerns about current services are addressed.

We work to get services right for the future.

How we work

We are here to listen to what you like about services and what you think could be improved. No matter how big or small the issue, we want to hear about it.

Where possible, we will let you know when changes are planned to services in our community and help you have a say. We will also encourage those in charge of local care to involve you when changes are being planned to services.

You can also speak to us to find information about health and social care services available locally.

Our approach

People's views come first - especially those who find it hardest to be heard.

We champion what matters to you and work with others to find ideas that work. We are independent and committed to making the biggest difference to you. 

Have your say

Tell us your experience of health and social care services and help make care better.

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Advice and information

Find out about more about how we can help you access the support you need to live well.

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Our Trustees & Board

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Find out more about our Trustees and Board.

Meet our people  

Our staff

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Meet our staff team.

Meet the team

Policies

Our policies govern the way we work and how we comply with legislation.

View all our policies