GOOD News: 12th February

The latest figure for Fleetwood residents who have received their first vaccination is now 5,654 and the Town is on track to meet the target of offering a jab to everyone in the first 4 priority categories.


Anyone aged 70 years and over or anyone who has been shielding as clinically vulnerable but has not been contacted yet by the NHS about an appointment, is now urged to telephone the helpline 119 or you can go on-line to book a COVID vaccination.


Further appointments will continue following the schedule set out by the Government. If you are not in the top 4 categories, please wait to be contacted by the NHS.


Fleetwood resident Pauline Kennedy is a great ambassador for the benefits of social prescribing, trying something new to support your health and wellbeing.


Of course, many of the groups and activities are suspended but hopefully, better times are not too far away and we'll see each other again soon. Healthier Fleetwood is working with community-minded, caring residents like Pauline and many others, preparing to relaunch the vibrant network of opportunities again.


Read Pauline's story in her words on the National Academy for Social Prescribing website.


Sunday is Valentine’s Day and LOVE FLEETWOOD is encouraging the community to share messages of love for special people in their lives.It might be for somebody you have lost, for the person who has been by your side during the last 12 months, for the friend who was there when you just needed a chat, the worker who has continued to do their job in these challenging of times or maybe it’s about saying we should all spread a little love where we can.Use #lovefleetwood with your posts on Facebook and Twitter and add the Love Fleetwood logo to your posters.


A reminder that Heidi & Sophie, assistant psychologists working with the three Fleetwood GP surgeries are starting an 8-week support program Positive Steps.


Over the weeks, the course will look at ways to look after your emotional wellbeing with a different focus and new skills to learn each week.


This is an on-line group so you will need a device and access to the internet but there are other forms of support including the ‘drop-in’ session at Fleetwood Outdoor Market on Thursdays 10am to 12 noon.To get in touch with Heidi and Sophie you can call and leave a message at 01253 887651 (Fleetwood Market) or contact them through Healthier Fleetwood.


Census 2021 is approaching and everyone is encouraged to contribute to the information which helps plan community services now and in the future.


A census has been carried out in the UK every decade since 1801 (with the exception of 1941) and although this year the emphasis will be on completing the information on-line, there will also be paper options and support staff to assist those who need help.Census day is March 21st so please look out for the ways to get involved and for more information, visit census.gov.uk.


Wyre Council is working with Laptops for Kids, a charity that facilitates the donation, secure erasure and distribution of used devices to help give children access to the technology they need for remote learning.


Local businesses and individuals are invited to donate unwanted devices to the charity and to help children who need them the most. This is alongside other national and local initiatives doing similar great work.


Anyone wishing to donate equipment should complete an agreement form on the Wyre Council website then email device.donation@wyre.gov.uk before dropping off the device. The local collection point is at Marine Hall, Fleetwood (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday - 11am to 2pm) in the container at the front entrance. As we head into the Half-term break it’s an opportunity to thank all the teaching staff, support workers and also the students and families at Fleetwood’s schools and nurseries. These remain difficult times for everyone and continuing to provide educational support is essential to the long-term health and prospects of our young people and our community. Until the next time ... Take Care and Stay Safe.

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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)