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People across Lancashire are being encouraged to do their bit to help reduce loneliness amongst older people over the festive period by sending a Christmas card to residents of a local care home.  The campaign is now in its second year and runs both at Christmas and over the summer, with the latter focussing on summer holiday postcards. More than 100 care homes have signed up to take part this year.  As well as being something nice to...

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Lonely people in Blackpool now have a place to go following the introduction of a ‘chatty bench’ in Dickson Road. The idea for the bench, which will be placed in the grounds of St Paul’s Medical Practice, came from a group of local residents keen to tackle loneliness and isolation in the area. The brightly coloured bench is the first of its kind in the town and is designed to be a place for people who are feeling lonely to go and sit,...

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Blackpool has become the first town in the UK to ensure all its public transport is dementia friendly. Blackpool Transport has been including Dementia Friends Awareness sessions as part of its standard staff induction for bus and tram drivers since 2015. Building on their success around 1000 taxi drivers have also attended the awareness sessions this year as part of their licensing process. In the UK it is estimated there are 850,000...

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SMALL CHARITIES EVENT IN BLACKPOOL

SMALL CHARITIES EVENT IN BLACKPOOL


Posted By on Jun 9, 2019

You are invited you to Blackpool, Wyre and Fylde’s Small Charities Week Event on June 19th 2019. The event will be held at Lancashire Energy HQ, Blackpool Airport Enterprise Zone, Squires Gate Lane, Blackpool , FY4 2QS. Parking is available. Small Charity Week celebrates and raises awareness of the essential work of the UK’s small charity sector who make an invaluable contribution to the lives of millions of individuals, communities...

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Monday 15th April saw a visit to Blackpool for funder, BBC Children in Need, as part of their plans developing a new funding strategy. Supported by both Blackpool Council and Third Sector organisations, Ali from got a warm and appreciative welcome to our fabulous town. Starting with a meeting with key council personnel, Ali was given information about Blackpool, key statistics and information about the wards and Blackpool Council...

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