Blackpool (Central South) Health and Wellbeing Inquiry Starting 3rd May

  • Do you want to have a say about your community?
  • Do you like talking and listening to people?
  • Do you want to make Blackpool a better place to live in, grow up in and get old in?

We are holding nine sessions to look at things that affect you, your family and friends, and what ‘we’ together could do to make things better. Together we will try and answer the question; ‘for people living in South Central Blackpool what are the main things that affect people’s health and wellbeing and what can be done about them?’

For every session you come to, you will be offered a £20 gift voucher.  We would like you to come to all 9 sessions so if you think there may something stopping you; like childcare, get in touch and we will try to help.

The project will take place on a Thursday, either in the afternoon or evening, depending on what time most people can attend. Let us know what is best for you!

Fill out the application form here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1-yHhqDsEHefdRlohBZD7uoMnH0vRQn1Gi3VbdbVTcvI/edit

The Inquiry is run by Shared Future a not for profit organisation with funding from Blackpool Council and the NHS. If you want to know more call Blackpool Council Public Health – 01253 476363 or Peter Bryant on 07855 341480.

The CLOSING DATE is midday FRIDAY 27th APRIL – Don’t miss this great opportunity to have your say about things that affect your community !

We will get in touch you very shortly afterwards if we are offering you a place

I came to the group because I wanted to make a difference for young people in Blackpool as I think that if you believe something is wrong you should stand up and do something about it. I feel that it has given people of all ages a voice and my confidence has also grown a lot I have come from being the shy girl in the corner of the classroom to someone who is proud to have a voice. From taking part, myself and a few other members are starting some courses ran by one of organisations that attended the Inquiry.

The Inquiry was very interesting and a useful experience and I am glad I took part’.

I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to get in there and have my say quite frankly……..I kind of came along because I had an issue and I wanted to get that addressed. The beautiful thing that happened over the course of the sessions – I’ve listened to these other peoples stories I’ve had the opportunity to get an insight into other people’s lives as well and made me realise that it’s easy for us all to live in our little bubbles and worry about our own things but this was a fabulous opportunity really to look outside that to see what else is going on for other people and for us all to work together to come up with these recommendations’

Members of the Blackpool North Inquiry January 2018

I was prompted to join the inquiry to see whether others in the neighbourhood around me had experienced some of the things that I had and if that was the case then I felt that by comparing and combining lessons learnt by these experiences we could help and improve the situation along with the authorities. Making the area a better place to live in and it would be a positive step that could help bring a healthier environment that would be better for the wellbeing of the community.

‘I am a married, 31 year old stay at home mum of two daughters, I enjoy eating out, movies & family time. I was born and raised in Blackpool, and find living here to be a love hate relationship, lots of things to see and do, but being a tourist town it has its down sides. My family has been touched many times with both physical and mental health issues, and having used many services in Blackpool I have an avid interest in helping them improve.

When I saw the advertisement for the Inquiry, I was intrigued as to what it was as I hadn’t heard of anything like this before.

Born and raised in South Shore, Blackpool and now raising children myself in the area I wanted to see how taking part could improve the health and well-being of local people.

I am so glad I took part, I met great people, and learnt so much about services available locally. Being able to direct questions directly to the people who can actually answer them was very interesting, and knowing we could have an impact on improving services for ourselves, family and local people was rewarding. From taking part, myself and a few other members are starting some courses ran by one of organisations that attended the Inquiry.

Members of the Blackpool South Inquiry January 2018