GOOD News: 26th February

The announcement this week of a ‘roadmap’ out of lockdown has been a very welcome boost to everyone’s spirits, although we still need to be vigilant and aware of the threat posed by COVID.


This week Healthier Fleetwood has hosted and attended several very positive video meetings with organisations and community groups. There is clearly more optimism about the future and a sense of anticipation, to safely resume many of the activities we enjoyed before the pandemic.

With some relaxation on outdoor activities and sports from 29th March it’s great to hear that Fleetwood Beach Wheelchairs, Fleetwood Town Flyers Walking Football and many more are able to start making their plans with more confidence. We will be working with all the partners in Fleetwood to pass on what’s happening and what we can look forward to, please let us know if you have good news to share.

The Find Your Future employability program is all about looking ahead.


Presented by Fleetwood Town Community Trust and their partners this course offers a range of support for adults aged 16 – 65 including access to training, further education, voluntary work and more. You will also receive advice on health and wellbeing, and life-skills helping you to gain self-confidence. Initially the course will be on-line but it is hoped to move to ‘classroom based’ activity as lockdown eases.


For further information and to get involved contact

John Hartley: 07892 718186 or john.hartley@fleetwoodtownfc.com


Thursday 4th March is World Book Day, an annual event that sees children (and quite a few adults too) dress up as their favourite literary characters.


Whether it be fact or fiction reading is a great way to maintain mental health and libraries across the Country are making their plans to reopen soon.


In the meantime, the team at Fleetwood Library continue to offer a safe, order and collection service for up to 6 titles, as well as access to computers. You do need to be an LCC Library member to access the services - see the information on the website if you need to apply.


The current opening information and contact details for Fleetwood Library are also available and Healthier Fleetwood is looking forward to restarting our weekly drop-in sessions at the library later in the year.


The vaccination program continues at a pace and over 9,100 people, around 40% of the Town's adult population have now received their first jab.


The centre at the Health & Wellbeing Centre, Dock Street will be busy again this weekend as well as other venues across the Fylde Coast. Please continue to be careful what your read on social media and only share posts from an official UK Government, NHS or local authority account. Last weekend a post on Facebook gave false information and led to some people coming along only to be turned away.


You should only attend if you have been contacted by the NHS and have a confirmed appointment. All the latest information and links to book a test or a vaccination are available on the Coronavirus (COVID‑19) page of the UK.GOV website and if you have concerns about the vaccine program please take a few minutes to watch a short video from Dr Mark Spencer of Mount View practice on our website.


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

Archive

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)