Lancashire Adult Learning teams up with Healthier Fleetwood partnership to promote Health and Wellbeing in the town

Lancashire Adult Learning will showcase the broad range of Health and Wellbeing opportunities they can offer to residents to promote happier and healthier lives in the town.

The event is also an opportunity for residents and local groups to share their ideas and find out what’s happening in the local community supported by the Healthier Fleetwood partnership.

It will be held at Emmanuel at The Mount in Mount Road, Fleetwood, on Wednesday 5th June, and is open to the public from 4pm until 8.30pm. Visitors will be able to take part in short learning experiences, enjoy demonstrations and learn more about LAL’s provision including:

  • Chair Based Exercises
  • Five Ways to Wellbeing
  • Mindfulness
  • Healthy Eating on a Budget
  • ICT and Digital Skills
  • Employability Skills
  • First Aid
  • Family Learning
  • Volunteering

During the showcase, Healthier Fleetwood will hold its monthly Open Meeting between 6.30pm and 7.30pm.

Statistics have shown that residents in Fleetwood can expect to live shorter lives and experience more life-changing illnesses than people elsewhere in England, and even on the Fylde Coast itself.

Sarah Haworth, Curriculum Leader for Health and Wellbeing provision at Lancashire Adult Learning, said: “We are looking forward to joining up with the Healthier Fleetwood partnership for our showcase, highlighting the amazing courses that LAL offers across the board, and recognising the great work Healthier Fleetwood are doing to encourage and promote happier and healthier lives in the town.

“This will include some ‘tasters’ of the kind of learning people can expect and how our fantastic provision can benefit individuals. It will also be great awareness event for health professionals who can signpost people to our Health and Wellbeing courses – also known as social prescribing.

“I’d like to invite the community of Fleetwood and the Fylde Coast to come along and discover the wide range of free courses and accredited qualifications available with LAL and see how they have improved the health and wellbeing of our learners. Together we can create a healthier Fleetwood.”

In 2017-18, 97% of learners on Health and Wellbeing courses with Lancashire Adult Learning reduced their dependency on healthcare services.

Karen Boylan from Healthier Fleetwood said: “We are delighted to be working with Lancashire Adult Learning to showcase the many opportunities they can offer local residents.

“As part of the event, during our Open Meeting, we will also be asking residents to make suggestions what they want to see happening in the local community to support Health and Wellbeing.

“Anyone attending the Lancashire Adult Learning showcase is welcome to take part in these discussions and find out more about the work of Healthier Fleetwood and our partners.”

Any businesses and organisations in Lancashire who would be interested in working with Lancashire Adult Learning’s Health and Wellbeing Team can contact Sarah Haworth at s.haworth@lal.ac.uk

As well as its targeted delivery and partnership work, Lancashire Adult Learning offers a huge range of planned provision across the Red Rose County, from Arts and Crafts to Humanities classes, Languages to Health and Wellbeing sessions and Functional Skills English and Maths and Employability courses.

In February 2018, Lancashire Adult Learning was named as the inaugural winner of the national Adult and Community Learning Provider of the Year at the TES FE Awards.

Further information about Lancashire Adult Learning can be found at www.lal.ac.uk or by calling 0333 003 1717.

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