Bracknell’s landscape is changing with a significant redevelopment programme including a new town centre (The Lexicon) and new homes. Bracknell enjoys excellent transport links, being located between the M4 and M3 motorways and is on the main railway line between Reading and London Waterloo.
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Bracknell’s Public Health team bases its work on a strong community development ethos, empowering residents to engage and live life to the full. Its community map and social prescribing work is well recognised and the Public Health team has won several awards.
Bracknell has recently returned to the shared public health arrangements in Berkshire after a two-year break. Bracknell Forest Council has recently restructured its workforce and the Public Health team sits within the People Directorate with an expectation of delivery across the whole council.
The Consultant is a key member of the Directorate Management Team. The Health and Wellbeing Board meets formally and in private. The Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy aims for ‘seamless health’ with priorities of:
- Starting well making sure our newest residents get the best start in life
- Developing well ensuring good schools that give people the life skills and education to thrive Living/working well staying fit to raise a healthy family in a safe home, and with positive job opportunities in a supportive community
- Ageing well helping older people to live independently in good health for longer
Health and Wellbeing Board chairs from across the Frimley Health & Care ICS footprint meet regularly.
Bracknell has recently returned to the shared public health arrangements in Berkshire after a two-year break.