Cllr Dale Birch is Deputy Leader of Bracknell Forest Council as well as the Executive Member for Adult Social Care, Health & Housing. He became Chair of the Health & Well-Being Board on its formation in 2013 and since then has taken a lead role in a number of successful initiatives aimed at improving residents’ health. These have included the restructuring of local urgent care services and overseeing an award winning Public Health programme.
Mental health is a key priority for Cllr Birch, with current objectives including the transformation of services for young people and combating social isolation among older residents. He leads an approach in Bracknell Forest that has prevention at its core and sees the promotion of positive mental well-being as everyone’s business. Cllr Birch works hard to focus attention not only on the quality of services, but on addressing the gaps between them, the aim being to create a genuinely seamless system of healthcare.
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