Group of the Month

Would you like to be our Featured Group of the Month?

Each month we feature one of our member groups as a way of raising awareness about their work and promoting their services. We circulate an article to all our members and contacts and also publicise the information on our website and Facebook page and this has proved to be an excellent way of spreading the word, linking groups together and further developing partnership working.

Following our initial request and response from our groups we are now able to offer this opportunity again from October onwards so if you would like be included in this please email us on We will then send a template to you to complete and schedule the article into our campaign calendar


Wyre and Fylde Community Network



Our August Featured Group of the Month – Rossall Beach Residents and Community Group

Rossall Beach Residents & Community Group look after the shingle beach at the northern end of Cleveleys, beyond the end of the new sea defences up to the Five Bar Gate near Rossall School. We aim to make it a better place for the people which use it, and the wildlife which lives here and visits.

We have a regular programme of beach cleaning every four weeks on a Monday morning – afterwards people are welcome to come and join us at The Venue for a brew whether they have beach cleaned or not.

On alternate fortnights we hold our public meeting on a Wednesday at 6pm at the Community Centre on Beach Road in Cleveleys, where we hear from speakers on subjects either related to the beach, environment or the wider Cleveleys area in general.

Building a strong community is very important and this is a group to join if you want to make friends, everyone is welcome. We do other events and projects throughout the year – for example last year we took part in the Fleetwood Scarecrow Festival, and this year we are looking forward to a new, very different project with arts organisation LeftCoast.

We also try to improve the environment, either through our own projects like the information boards and a new public defibrillator which we are fitting, and through petitioning local authorities for help to make improvements, for example resurfaced pavements.

All our news, events, projects and chatter is listed on the website and on our Facebook page at


Our July Featured Group of the Month – Steady On!

How does Steady On Work?
Steady On! is for anyone who is afraid of falling or has had a fall and would like support to reduce their risk of falling.

How will I benefit?
Steady On! is a proven approach to help reduce the risk of falls and injury and to keep you independent, safe and steady.

As well as giving you practical tips on how to prevent falls, Steady On! Can also improve your general health and wellbeing and enable you to continue to do the day to day activities that you enjoy.

Slippers feet & Footwear
Wearing supportive footwear with non-slip soles and good tread.

Tablets & medicines
Have regular review with Pharmacist/GP

Environment & lighting
Make sure your home is well-lit and clutter-free

Activity & exercise
Physical activity can improve your general strength

Do you fall? Do you have a falls plan?
Please tell someone if you have had an unexplained fall or you are afraid of falling. We can help

eYe sight & vision
Good eye sight and hearing helps with balance

The Fylde and Wyre Falls Service
01253 995100

Our June Featured Group of the Month

Lancashire Wellbeing Service

‘Our service helps adults with long term health conditions to deal with the underlying cause affecting their ability to manage their health and wellbeing.  We want people to lead  happy, healthy and informed lives; feel included in their communities; live more independently and to enjoy a good quality of life’

We are funded by Lancashire County Council and operate across the 12 districts of Lancashire empowering individuals to address the underlying cause that is affecting their ability to positively manage their health and wellbeing.

Our team can:

  • Work with individuals for up to six sessions to make positive changes in their life
  • Provide opportunities that open up other support and social networks such as volunteering, peer networks and community groups
  • Identify and point patients in the direction of relevant services in their community

Who can we help?
Our service is for adults (18+) who may be at risk of a hospital admission or needing input from social care.  They are likely to have several underlying issues affecting their ability to have positive mental, social and physical well-being, such as:

  • Mild mental health problems (such as low mood, anxiety, stress and mild depression)
  • Social isolation, loneliness, few or poor social networks
  • Experiencing difficult circumstances e.g. problems with family finance, employment
  • Struggling to cope/feeling overwhelmed
  • Need support in relation to healthy living and developing a healthier lifestyle, through understanding and adapting behaviour

If you know of someone who could benefit from the service and are experiencing any of the above, please speak to them about making a referral.

Professionals can email to request an E Referral form or refer via telephone 03450 138 208.

Self referrals can be made through phoning the Lancashire County Council Customer Access Service on 0303 333 1111.

If you would like someone from our team to come and speak to you and your colleagues about the service email with your details and we will be in touch to arrange.

May Group of the Month

Panel Members Wanted!


Barnardo’s Lancashire Supported Lodgings is looking for people who can spare us an hour or two every  2-3 months to sit on our householder’s approvals panel in Wyre and Fylde. Panel members are independent from Barnardo’s and will review applications for our Supported Lodgings Scheme. Panel meetings can be scheduled around working or other commitments, all we ask is that you must have an active interest in the issues facing young people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. Please note this is a voluntary position though we may be able to pay out of pocket expenses. To find out more, please contact Terri Wolstenholme on 07919 520977 or email

April Group of the Month – Homestart

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March Group of the Month – Streetlife

Streetlife What we do infographic Jan 16 Untitled

February Group of the Month – Visit Fylde Coast

visit fylde coast

January 2016 Group of the Month – Dementia Action Alliance

The Wyre and Fylde Community Network is leading on the Wyre and Fylde Dementia Action Alliance (DAA) and we recently held our first Steering Group meeting to discuss representation on the group and potential actions for us to progress. There was real commitment from the group to work together to develop Wyre and Fylde as Dementia Friendly Communities and we have also identified new members for the groups to ensure we include all sectors, diversities and geographical locations. This is a really exciting partnership venture which will ensure people with dementia are understood, respected and supported, and confident they can contribute to community life.


A further meeting will be held in February to bring the group together and produce our action plan. If you would like to become a member of the Wyre and Fylde Dementia Action Alliance or would like more information please email us on




December 2015 Group of the Month – Three Leaves

three leaves


November 2015 Group of the Month – Just Good Friends

jgf nov 2015