A consultation on public health services in Reading is open until 6 January 2019

22 November 2018

Reading Borough Council is consulting on the provision of public health services over the next two years, to ensure it focuses on the health and wellbeing issues that are most important to the people of Reading.

Continuing to provide public health services which support healthy, independent living – such as stopping smoking, healthy weight support, school nursing, and sexual health services – is becoming increasingly challenging for the council. Government funding for Reading will have been reduced from nearly £55 million between 2010 and 2020, leaving the Council with a grant of under £3 million.  Read on.

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