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GOOD News: 22nd January

Some very positive news to start with this week ...

Fleetwood's COVID-19 vaccination centre is opening this weekend. Around 800 local residents and frontline staff have been invited to their appointments, adding to over 1,300 who have already attended clinics elsewhere. A vaccination program is also underway in local care homes.

Vaccinations will now continue from the centre working through the priority categories in turn and it's anticipated that all residents aged 80+ and all care home residents will have received their first jab by the middle of next week.

Please do continue to wait to be invited for your appointment, do not contact GP surgeries about vaccinations but DO get in touch with any other health queries that concern you. The national helpline for all COVID-19 vaccination inquiries is 119.

Fleetwood residents continue to step forward to help those around them in these challenging times.

Samantha has begun posting on a new Facebook page to support any parent or guardian suffering with mental health issues. She wants to create a safe place to discuss worries and fears, and be there for people on their parenting journey. You can read Samantha's blog at Parenting for Mental Health on Facebook

No apologies for mentioning again some of the local groups doing their bit to support the community …

Fleetwood Wellbeing Way is partnering with local schools to set some fun challenges for families at home. Teaching staff and pupils have made the suggestions and you can see them all on the Shakespeare Primary School Facebook page so why not have a go yourself!

Karen and Margaret at Jars of Joy continue to spread happiness and smiles with their daily messages of positivity and Healthier Fleetwood is delighted to be supporting both the Fleetwood Wellbeing Way and Jars of Joy on a joint bid to the Local Connections Fund so they can do even more great work.

We had a wonderful chat this week with Shirley from Harmony & Health singers hearing how the group keep in touch.

At Christmas volunteers safely hand-delivered goodie bags with cards, copies of their feel-good video and small gifts, as well as raising spirits over the holiday period with some socially-distanced carol singing at Morrisons.

Next on their ‘to do’ list is a newsletter and a few other surprises!

Fleetwood Together has been helping those in need throughout the pandemic and now they need our help too!

The organisers and volunteers do an amazing job making the most of the funding and the donations they receive but sadly the number of people asking for support is growing and resources are being stretched.If you can help in any way, donating food and essential items or giving your time as a volunteer please call 07903 177240 or email

Offers of funding and services from businesses and organisations are very welcome and donations can also be made at the Fleetwood Together Go Fund Me page – the original target may have been reached but this has already been spent supporting the community so please donate if you can. Thank you.

Until the next time ... Take Care and Stay Safe.



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