Port’s health scheme brings course boost

A course run via the Healthier Fleetwood initiative.
A course run via the Healthier Fleetwood initiative.

A group aimed at improving people’s health in Fleetwood staged an event to help residents achieve health awards.

Healthier Fleetwood hosted the two-day course for residents to achieve the Level 2 Award in Understanding Health Improvement.

The free course was delivered by Lancashire Wellbeing Service who work in Fleetwood and across the county providing short-term support for people with health and mild mental health issues.

Pam Whitaker, of Lancashire Wellbeing Service, said: “This recognised award from the Royal Society for Public Health will help them become ‘health champions’ and direct individuals towards practical support to attain a healthier lifestyle.”

Attendees included parents and grandparents keen to pass on knowledge to their families.

One of the aims of Healthier Fleetwood is to work with residents to deliver projects which benefit the community. The project was set up as a result of lower life expectancy in the town’s most deprived areas.

Information on Healthier Fleetwood is at www.healthierfleetwood.co.uk