We are living in challenging times and the power of community has rarely been so important.
Healthier Fleetwood was formed in early 2016 to make a connection between the Town's residents and with local support and services as a means to improve health and wellbeing. Fleetwood has some of the most deprived wards in the Country for health, education and income but it also has a resilience and sense of community bred into generations of no-nonsense, warm and wonderful people.
Our role is to CONNECT individuals and groups, so they grow in CONFIDENCE and take more CONTROL over their health and the decisions that affect their lives. In more 'normal' times this was often nothing more than taking a moment to listen to somebody and help them to find their path, in other cases we have been instrumental in helping to set up groups and projects that are now an integral part of the Fleetwood community.
We are independent of but work closely with the NHS, local authorities, businesses, the education, faith and voluntary sectors. The 'Healthier Fleetwood Partnership' is a pro-active forum where the member organsations are encouraged to work together in new and imaginative ways for the benefit of everyone living and associated with the Town. The success of this approach and its impact on health has been reflected in encouraging trends for GP and A&E visits by Fleetwood residents and also recognised by awards from the NHS and extensive, positive media coverage for the Town.
Social distancing restrictions have seriously disrupted the vibrant network of activities and events however we are working with our partners to prepare for what lies ahead - there is a tremendous desire in Fleetwood to build on the success of the past and create an even better future.
We started with a goal of connecting the community and we look forward to the opportunities to reconnect!
"Healthier Fleetwood gave me a platform to talk to the community and get feedback on starting Men's Shed Fleetwood. They backed us all the way, promoting our cause until we were flying high and sent us out into the big wide world with their best wishes. I appreciate everything Healthier Fleetwood have done for Mens' Shed and truly believe I would have struggled to get it off the ground without their help and support" - Tony O'Neill, founder Men's Shed Fleetwood
Call into our Wellbeing & Community
Information Centre, at Affinity Lancashire!
You'll be able to find us past Katie's Cafe/The Works/Regatta and opposite Bonmarche. Our usual opening days and times are Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 10am - 4pm plus additional days for events.
Joining us this Wednesday, 1st December, between 11am and 2pm are staff from Lancaster University, supporting Fleetwood by carrying our research within the community. Residents are invited to call in and share their thoughts and experiences of living and working in the Town, to help shape the future of Fleetwood.
We look forward to seeing you soon.
You can write to us at: Healthier Fleetwood, c/o Health & Wellbeing Centre, Dock Street, Fleetwood FY7 6HP
Answerphone: 07399 093835 (We will return your call as soon as possible but this is not a 24 hour service)