For example, whilst cardiovascular disease rates have been decreasing, it is estimated that only two thirds of cases of diabetes have been diagnosed, so there is no shortage of work to do. Wokingham is a place in the midst of huge change with a significant home building agenda. There are real opportunities to influence the design of Wokingham to ensure healthy lives for residents for many years to come.
Wokingham’s JSNA is currently being refreshed as we move across Berkshire from annual publications to a new JSNA model. The current JSNA will be available imminently on the Council website.
The Public Health team in Wokingham has recently been restructured. Wokingham has worked hard on implementing its 21st Century Council model, which embraces a flexible networked approach. The public health team sits in the Commissioning side of the business but has full access to all directorates across the organisation and the key decision making groups.
The Health and Wellbeing Board meets regularly, focussing on its aim of creating strong and resilient communities with these priorities:
1. Creating physically active communities
2. Reducing social isolation
3. Narrowing the health inequalities gap
The Board is developing a collaboration with the other Boards in the west of the county on a range of shared projects.
Wokingham’s JSNA is currently being refreshed as we move across Berkshire from annual publications to a new JSNA model.