GOOD News: 12th March

The theme for much of this week’s GOOD news is work and play - we start with opportunities for funded training available to staff already employed in the health and social care sectors ...


The Health & Social Care Career Academy is a partnership of Blackpool and The Fylde College, the NHS and Blackpool Council. The Academy is offering a range of level 2 accredited qualifications and more delivered through on-line sessions over the coming weeks and months. We've added all the details to our website here.


We're also pleased to share opportunities to work with some of our community partners, in Fleetwood and further afield ...


Lancashire Mind are looking for an inspiring individual to join their Wellbeing Coach Team on the Age of Opportunity project supporting people aged 50+ who are most at risk of exclusion from the labour market.

> Apply on the Lancashire Mind website


Change Grow Live have a vacancy for an HCPC registered senior Clinical/Counselling Psychologist to develop a new service supporting people who are experiencing homelessness. >More information is available on the Change Grow Live website Fleetwood Town Community Trust are seeking a Casual PE and School Sports Coach to deliver their curriculum and extra-curricular school sports programmes, Football Development programme and Holiday Sports Camps. >Full details are available here


Fleetwood Town Community Trust is one of the many organisations working hard on plans to resume their services and support.


Sessions for youngsters to meet, play with friends, develop skills and improve individual confidence delivered by FA and UEFA B qualified coaches will be resuming after the 29th March. Places are available for this Summer’s NCS programme for young people, aged 15-17, an opportunity to help their community, develop new skills, and build confidence.


The ‘Positive Pathways Project’ in partnership with the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trustand Fortitude Fitness helps veterans access sport and fitness, improving their mental & physical health and their well-being.


For more information on all the above visit the Fleetwood Town Community Trust website or call 01253 208442


Also looking forward to getting back into action is Fleetwood Gym FC who are recruiting players for their junior boys and girls teams.


Sports and fitness, arts & crafts, music & singing and many more activities are a great way to support an individual's health and wellbeing.


Wendy & Lisa are Fleetwood's social prescribing link workers, working with the GP practices and they can direct residents to activities they will enjoy and see a benefit from. To mark Social Prescribing Day on Thursday 18th March, Wendy & Lisa will be at Fleetwood Outdoor Market between 10am and 12 noon. Drop in for a chat if you'd like to know more about what's available now and in the future ... it’s an open-air space and social distancing will be in place.


Healthier Fleetwood will be resuming our programme of community events in-line with the easing of the restrictions and we will share the details as venues reopen.


As well as the Weekly GOOD News on email we will also be issuing a regular Newsletter to support the social prescribing pathway including a taster of the groups and activities available. If you would us to pass on updates from your group, please do get in touch to be included in the Newsletter and distribution. We also like to help share information on topics suggested by members of the community ...


Stephanie lives just down the coast in Blackpool and has asked Healthier Fleetwood to help raise awareness of Endometriosis.


This debilitating condition affects 1 in 10 women, of all ages, and while there are treatments, there is no cure. As an 'Endo Warrior' Stephanie is sharing her story to improve the understanding of what it is like to live with the condition and to offer her support to others. You can follow Stephanie on her blog and also read more about the condition on the Endometriosis UK website.


As the COVID vaccination programme rolls out it's good to see many residents across the Fylde Coast are now receiving their second jab.


This is thanks to the continued amazing work of the NHS teams and all their partners including pharmacies, local authorities and volunteers.


Until the next time, take care.

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