SEE THE WORLD DIFFERENTLY

Many of you will know Fiona from our Open Meetings and events, and the invaluable support she has offered Healthier Fleetwood. She is also a keen and talented photographer and would like to pass on tips to residents who want to improve their skills. Fiona says, "If you are interested in trying something new, without having to leave Fleetwood then why not take a fresh look at the world around you in a free photography workshop. Find the beauty in the every day and tell your story in images. Discover how photography can improve your wellbeing. ​Join me for a short taster session on 14th July and then I plan to run further sessions over the summer at times that suit those that are interested. T

WEEKLY GOOD NEWS: 26th June

Hello again, we hope you are safe and well. We've been putting these Newsletters together since the start of the COVID-19 emergency and they are just a snapshot of what's been happening over that time. So many organisations, voluntary groups and individuals have shown their support, proving time after time what an amazing community we have in Fleetwood. As we hopefully move further out of lockdown, businesses reopen, activities resume, and life becomes a little more 'normal', we're delighted to share a few more good news stories ... FUNDING OPPORTUNITY If you are an organisation that employs people from vulnerable or disadvantaged groups, and was founded and trading prior to 2019 you may be

WORK RESUMES ON LIGHTHOUSE VIEW DEVELOPMENT

June 2020 ... Regenda Homes have resumed work on the development of 72 one-bedroom and two-bedroom extra care apartments at Chatsworth Avenue, Fleetwood. The finished facility will include a range of amenities, regular social activities and be supported by staff 24 hours a day creating a 'community' environment. There's an update of the works in the video here. Full details are available by downloading a brochure or contact Regenda Homes ... T: 0344 7360066 W: www.regenda.org.uk/extracare E: Info@regenda.org.uk

MEET FLEETWOOD'S SOCIAL PRESCRIBERS

The Fleetwood Primary Care Network* is supported by a small team connecting residents with local groups and activities to support their wellbeing. Wendy & Lisa have been keeping in touch with many residents by phone and more recently in person, socially distancing of course. They have also started to ask how individuals would like to be contacted and reconnected to the community in the future. Prior to the lockdown, Fleetwood had a fantastic, vibrant network of things to do including men's and women's groups, singing, sports, arts and crafts, gardening and much more at venues like the Library, Lofthouse Building and Milton Street. It's great to hear that many of these groups have been carryi

WEEKLY GOOD NEWS: 19th June

Hello again, we hope you are safe and well. In keeping with everything else, the weather has been pretty unpredictable this week, varying from glorious, hot sunshine to torrential downpours. When it has been dry many of you are taking the opportunity to exercise and socialise safely once again, and the 'walk & talk' is one of the positive things to come from these difficult times. We're pleased to share just a few more of the many good news stories with you this week ... FUNDING OPPORTUNITY Applications are being taken again to the Co Op Local Community Fund. Projects should bring the community together, support physical or mental health or enable people to develop and share skills. Bids mus

WEEKLY GOOD NEWS: 12th June

Hello again, we hope you are safe and well. It's been another difficult week as we come to terms with what we can and can't do during this health emergency, new ways of keeping in touch, looking after each other, and also questions about how we can all help create a better, caring community for everyone. As always we want to focus on the positive so here is this week's news round-up, please follow the highlighted links to websites and social media pages for more information. FUNDING OPPORTUNITY The Walney Extension Community Fund has already supported a number of great local projects and applications are being taken for the latest round. Please take time to read the criteria carefully as the

A STATEMENT REGARDING FLEETWOOD YMCA POOL AND FITNESS CENTRE

Healthier Fleetwood has been approached by many residents in recent days regarding the closure of the pool and leisure facilities at the Town's YMCA centre and would like to share the following statement ... We are working closely with Fleetwood and District Amateur Swimming Club and other members of the community to find a way to re-open the pool and the other facilities, safely and responsibly, as soon as possible. Open and frank conversations with Wyre Council and YMCA Fylde Coast have started and it's clear that the health and safety regulations which will need to be in place for the future, will affect the attendance numbers and therefore the income. Running the Fleetwood facility is a

WEEKLY GOOD NEWS: 5th June

Hello again we trust you are safe and well, and have found a way to balance the opportunities to get out, perhaps meet your family and friends while observing the social distancing guidelines. It's still a very strange world but we can only take it one day at a time and keep supporting each other. Once again we're pleased to share a few pieces of good news and information we hope will help. FUNDING OPPORTUNITY ... Applications are being taken by the Lancashire COVID-19 Community Support Fund. Fleetwood and Wyre-based organisations are being encouraged to bid and we can put you in touch with support to help you put together an application. IT IS GOOD TO TALK Talk Zone provides a confidential

Healthier Fleetwood is a not-for-profit organisation supporting the physical and mental health of the Town's residents by connecting them to each other, services and voluntary groups in the community. As an individual's confidence grows they take more control of their own wellbeing and an active role in the decisions that affect them. We are independent of but work in close partnership with the many organisations supporting the community.

Contact us by email: listening@healthierfleetwood.co.uk

Answerphone: 07399 093835

(We will return your call as soon as possible but this is not a 24 hour service)