Diabetes Road Show

Osborne, as part of its community investment commitments, organised a three day road show in Slough with specific focus on diabetes.

Osborne Property Services (OPSL) commenced a contract with the Council for planned works and repairs to over 7,000 homes across Slough, central to which is a health and wellbeing value commitment including awareness, prevention and guidance.

Working in partnership with Slough Borough Council and Slough Council for Voluntary Services (SCVS), the road show reached three community venues in Britwell, Chalvey and Slough High-street.

Diabetes is a major health problem in Slough, with a higher than national average proportion of people with diagnosed diabetes and low physical activity rates.

Meeting with a number of residents throughout the three days, we, along with partners Diabetes UK, worked to inform and raise awareness of diabetes and diabetes prevention.

We are planning on running other awareness days later in the year, and will publish these dates shortly.

Jo Fletcher, Head of Engagement for OPSL said, “Working with partners, our aim is to understand the needs of the local community and to develop programmes and initiatives to support them. Over the next year we are going to be looking at other initiatives based on our on-going insights and learning from residents”.