People living in Grange-over-Sands, Ambleside and the surrounding areas will have the opportunity to discuss their health and wellbeing needs.
The HARRI (Health, Advice, Recovery, Resilience, Information) engagement vehicle is due to visit the area on the following dates:
· Thursday 23 September from 10am to 3pm at Kents Bank Road Car Park, Grange-over-Sands
· Wednesday 6 October from 10am to 3pm at King Street Car Park, Ambleside
A range of partners will be joining each event including Active Cumbria, Cumbria Police, Cumbria County Council Health & Wellbeing Coaches and Community Development Officers, CancerCare, Action for Children, Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) service, Light Up Lives, Grange and Lakes Integrated Care Community (ICC) as well as Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust and First Step who will be on hand to offer advice and support on mental health and wellbeing. The Innovation Agency is also offering health checks at some of the sessions.
Georgina Livingstone, Development Lead for Grange and Lakes ICC, said: “It’s really important that we go out into our community and find out what is important to people in Grange and Lakes to make it a happier and healthier place to live. We’re really excited that so many partners have come on board to support these events and we look forward to seeing our communities across the three different locations.”
Measures will be in place to ensure the events are COVID safe, please do take note of any signs regarding sanitising hands and wearing face masks on the day.
Integrated Care Communities were developed by Bay Health and Care Partners to ensure that services are tailored for the needs of the local population. There are eight Integrated Care Communities around Morecambe Bay, each with its own priorities. The HARRI initiative works with ICC leads to provide tailored taster sessions in each ICC. We will announce more sessions as they become available. Bay Health and Care Partners want to engage with the public to ensure that local services meet local needs and that services are delivered in a joined-up way.