Well done to the ladies from the Homestart Blackpool, Wyre and Fylde team who became dementia friends today
A lovely Dementia Friends Session delivered this afternoon (May 24th) to the NHS England staff at Preston. Great discussion and feedback received
It was a pleasure to deliver a Dementia Friends session to the team at Fleetwood Surgery on 19th May, especially in Dementia Awareness Week
Another great Dementia Friends Awareness Session delivered
This time to the staff at Queensway Medical Centre in Poulton. Don’t forget if you would like an Awareness Session just let us know
Our Members Welcome Event – 19th February 2016
We held our Member’s Welcome Event on Friday 19th February and it was a very successful event with lots of great networking but more importantly some fantastic information, considerations and thoughts gathered about the way forward for the Network.
The event started with a presentation to provide an update on the progress of the Network and this included the signing of the Certificate of Recognition of Partnership working between the Wyre and Fylde Community Network and CVS. We then moved onto a number of workshop questions and a ‘bingo’ activity to really find out more about our members which proved to be great fun (and very competitive!). We closed the event by celebrating with a cake and sharing this with the attendees.
We received some fantastic evaluation comments on our feedback forms and these have now been included in our Event Evaluation Report which can be found below. We have also included some of the photographs from the event
We would like to take this opportunity to thank our members for making this such a positive event and their enthusiasm to be part of this exciting venture.
Join us at our 2nd Community Awareness Event – 16th March 2016
Following the success of our first Community Awareness Event in December we would now like to invite all our members to come and join us at our second event which will be taking place on Wednesday 16th March, 10am – 12 at Thornton Methodist Church. The theme for this event is ‘Focus on Prevention’ and there will presentations from appropriate invited organisations as well as the opportunity to meet some of our member groups who support people in the community. If you would like to attend this event please register using the link below
Members’ Welcome Event – registration now open!
Our Members’ Welcome Event is taking place on Friday 19th February, 10am – 12 at Trinity Hospice in Bispham and is now open for registration!! – all you have to do is click on the link below to register for the event. This will be a fantastic opportunity for you to meet the Wyre and Fylde Community Network Team and other members, find out what has been happening and more importantly what we have planned and to also build on our membership profile
Our first Community Awareness Event was a great success and went a long way to raise the profile about the work and services that some of our member groups provide across Wyre and Fylde. 9 groups took part – Homestart -Blackpool, Wyre and Fylde, UR Potential, Care and Repair (Wyre and Fylde) Healthwatch (Lancashire), Fylde Citizens Advice Prince’s Trust, Play Inclusion Project, Victim Support and Three Leaves and over 30 attendees came along to meet them and find out more. We received some very positive comments from people attending the event including the 2 below:
Sue Littlefair (Prince’s Trust) – ‘The Event was buzzing and there was a lot of energy in the room with people keen to learn more about the work of the voluntary and community sector of Fylde and Wyre’
Mike Morris (Rotary St Annes and Trustee of Wyre and Fylde Community Network) – ‘What a useful event. People took advantage to share information about their groups, such a lot of helpful details. I think it benefited everybody who took part. Here’s to many more of these type of events’
We would like to thank our wonderful groups for taking part, all the people who attended and also a special thank you to Homestart for supporting us with this event
Dementia Friends Awareness Session – 2nd DecemberWe provided another Dementia Friends Awareness Session recently to the West View Community Association on 2nd December and they came up with some fantastic ideas about how to get their whole community involved and make the area Dementia Friendly
Book a Dementia Friends Session with us
If your group would like to become Dementia Friends, please get in touch, as both Jane and Michele are Dementia Friends Champions, so can deliver the Dementia Friends sessions