Wokingham Borough Wellbeing Board - Thursday, 11th February, 2021 5.00 pm, POSTPONED

Venue: Virtually

Contact: Madeleine Shopland  Democratic & Electoral Services Specialist

Note: Postponed - technical issues 


No. Item



To receive any apologies for absence


Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 409 KB

To confirm the Minutes of the Meeting held on 10 December 2020.



Declaration of Interest

To receive any declarations of interest


Public Question Time

To answer any public questions


A period of 30 minutes will be allowed for members of the public to ask questions submitted under notice.


The Council welcomes questions from members of the public about the work of this Board.


Subject to meeting certain timescales, questions can relate to general issues concerned with the work of the Board or an item which is on the Agenda for this meeting.  For full details of the procedure for submitting questions please contact the Democratic Services Section on the numbers given below or go to


Member Question Time

To answer any member questions


Rachel Bishop-Firth asked the Chairman of the Wokingham Borough Wellbeing Board the following question:

The British Medical Association resolved in September that more needed to be done to ensure equality of medical treatment for BAME and transgender people in the UK.  16.4% of WBC residents are BAME, and the government estimates that we can expect somewhere between 500-1,300 of our residents to be transgender.  Failing to appropriately meet healthcare needs of minority populations can have serious effects on both physical and mental health, as we have seen recently with much higher death rates of BAME people during the Covid pandemic.  I am hearing that BAME and transgender residents are experiencing issues as their healthcare needs are not always well understood by healthcare professionals, leading to problems with them getting the healthcare that they need.  With this in mind, how do we in Wokingham Borough plan to respond to this BMA resolution – by, for example consulting with these communities on how we can improve the way that their physical and mental healthcare needs are met; by bringing healthcare professionals into this dialogue; and by continuing as a council to monitor how well these residents are supported?


Healthwatch reports pdf icon PDF 343 KB

To receive review reports from Healthwatch.

Additional documents:


West of Berkshire Safeguarding Adults Partnership Board Annual Report 2019-20 pdf icon PDF 405 KB

To receive the West of Berkshire Safeguarding Adults Partnership Board Annual Report 2019-20.


Strategy into Action pdf icon PDF 137 KB

To receive an update on the Strategy into Action.

Additional documents:


Update on the Health and Wellbeing Strategy pdf icon PDF 360 KB

To receive an update on the Health and Wellbeing Strategy.


Wokingham Borough Wellbeing Board - terms of reference pdf icon PDF 119 KB

To receive a report regarding the Wokingham Borough Wellbeing Board - terms of reference.


Forward Programme pdf icon PDF 249 KB

To consider the Board’s work programme for the remainder of the municipal year.

Any other items which the Chairman decides are urgent

A Supplementary Agenda will be issued by the Chief Executive if there are any other items to consider under this heading