Blackpool


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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Blackpool Dementia Action Alliance have worked tirelessly in partnership with local services including Blackpool Transport, Blackpool Council and local taxi services to ensure travel within the town is Dementia Friendly. Dementia is a general term to describe symptoms associated with a decline in memory or thinking skills that affect a person’s ability to perform everyday activities. There are many types of dementia, with the most...

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In December 2018 the board of the Blackpool Fairness Commission met to outline the prosperous future for the FC. Out of the 23-fairness commission started in UK Blackpool is the only still operating six years on. Throughout 2019 the Fairness Commission will be taking on new projects and priorities to make Blackpool a fairer place to live, work and learn. Some of the projects previously undertaken by the FC include: Fairtrade Town...

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