Help shape RBC’s voluntary sector plans

Lisa Barrett
Primary interest
Voluntary sector

Voluntary and Community Sector services: ‘Your Voice Counts’

Local voluntary sector organisations are invited to join commissioners to discuss plans for a new commissioning framework for several Voluntary and Community Sector services operating from June 2022.

We have recommitted and re-established positive ways of working with you through the pandemic and want to do more to build on this. To do this, we need to hear from you.

With a collaborative working relationship, we will focus on improving outcomes for you and Reading’s residents. We welcome those from new and existing local groups and organisations, who would like to know more – please join us and have your say.

Monday 27 September – Reading Borough Council, Council Chamber – 11:00 – 13:00

Tuesday 28 September – Southcote Community Hub – 13:00 -15.00

Wednesday 29 September – South Reading Community Hub – 14:00 -16.00.

The vision:

    • Reducing disadvantage and inequality for marginalised groups
    • Promoting good mental health and wellbeing and reducing the differences in health between groups of people
    • Encouraging the development of strength and resilience in the Reading community and its citizens.

Due to infection control measures no refreshments will be available on site and participants will be required to bring their own drinks on the day. Evidence of a negative Covid19 lateral flow test that has been taken with 24hours of the event will be required and verified.

To register your interest, or to receive further information, please email

It is not necessary to attend all sessions, but the content may vary. Anyone who registers an interest in attending an event will receive copies of the material distributed.