GOOD NEWS: 28th August

Hello again, we hope you are safe and well. Here are some updates and information on local projects and groups, and links to support we hope you will enjoy reading and find useful ... SUPPORT FOR BEACH WHEELCHAIRS Fleetwood Town Council has approved funding of almost £8,000 towards the Town's beach wheelchair service. The charity behind the idea are hoping to launch in the next few weeks and open their new base on the Promenade. More information is available from the Fleetwood Beach Wheelchairs website. THANK YOU LISA & GEOFF Fleetwood Home Assist is one of the many wonderful groups that has been set up to support the community. Run by Lisa and her father Geoff they coordinated the distribut

GOOD NEWS: 21st August

This week we've been delighted to be part of several discussions about making connections in our community. The events of the last 6 months have undoubtedly knocked the confidence of many residents and seen Fleetwood's vibrant network of groups, activities and events disrupted. Thankfully we're seeing signs of recovery and the resilience of the community as venues reopen and opportunities to reconnect increase every day ... THE ART OF WELLBEING A group of local organisations met during the week to look at how the arts can be used as a way of reconnecting the community. It was clear from the discussion that it will take time and even in this period of relative calm, many individuals do not fe

GOOD NEWS: 14th August

Another week and another busy Newsletter. Once again we are pleased to pass on a few of the things we've heard about lately ... a treasured local venue is set to reopen, there's help for those looking into training and employment, residents taking the lead on health and wellbeing and a chance to acknowledge those who have made a valuable contribution to the Fleetwood community ... A WELCOME RETURN FOR LIBRARY Great news that Fleetwood Library will be reopening on Wednesday 19th August. It will be a very different service to the one we are used to but still lovely to have this much-loved community asset available again. For the opening times and arrangements to book a visit please see the Lan

TAKE THE WELLBEING WAY!

Fleetwood residents have created and launched a new pathway to better mental and physical health. The Fleetwood Wellbeing Way is a route along the Town’s Esplanade with a series of challenges and tips on staying happier and healthier. From the original idea to the launch on Saturday 8th August, residents have taken the lead, supported by Lancashire Mind, Wyre Borough Council, Lancashire County Council and Healthier Fleetwood. Victoria Mitchell is a resident and one of the organisers, she said, “We have taken the 'Five Ways to Wellbeing' as our starting point. These are connect to others, be active, keep learning, take notice and give to others. Along the walk we’ve placed signs with ideas to

GOOD NEWS: 7th August

Hello again, we hope you are safe and well. Very much like the weather at the moment we have a mixed bag for you this week. One or two updates on groups and projects happening in Fleetwood and also some opportunities for training and to support ideas from across the Fylde Coast. If you are out and about over the next week, enjoy the sunshine ... and showers! WHEELS ON THE BEACH Plans to launch a beach wheelchair service to Fleetwood moved forward in the last week. The charity behind the idea have their first chair and held a demonstration event by Marine Hall - a couple of families taking the opportunity to try the specially adapted equipment. More on Fleetwood Beach Wheelchairs website. MAK

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

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