Healthier Fleetwood is a point of contact for the Community, supporting residents to improve their physical and mental health. We connect residents to each other, to the services available from local partners and to the network of amazing, inspirational local groups, activities and events. 

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!

Working with the community ...

"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" 

Working with the community ...

"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" 

Working with the community ...

"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" 

Working with the community ...

"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

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Call into our Wellbeing & Community Information Centre, Affinity Lancashire

... for groups, activities and events to support better physical and mental health. Opening days are Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 11am - 3pm plus additional days to support events at Affinity. The centre is spacious and well-ventilated, if you would like our staff to wear a face-covering when we are in conversation with you, please ask.

We look forward to seeing you soon, take care.

This week at our Information Centre ...

 

Tuesday 15th March: Call in to see Julie and Kevin from Blackpool Macmillan Cancer Information and Support Service about the help available to you or somebody you know dealing with cancer. No appointment needed.

Friday 18th March: If you need help getting connected to the internet and making the most of your digital devices just call in between 11am and 2pm for advice from the friendly team of the West Fleetwood Computer Clinic.

 

Fleetwood Social Prescribers are also available at the Information Centre regularly during the week to help residents improve their health and wellbeing. > Find out more and make an appointment to meet them.

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)