One West Lancs Forum & Health Network Event coming soon

This year’s One West Lancs Forum and Health Network event will be held on Wednesday 6 July 2016 at Creative Edge at Edge Hill University and the theme will be ‘Get Active’.  Getting active can include a wide range of things – creating a business, starting or joining a voluntary and community group, improving our social connectivity, growing food, getting involved in life-long learning are all good examples. The important thing is that we all need to be doing something we enjoy; and having an opportunity to do something and be involved can bring great health benefits to all of us.

The Borough Council has successfully secured funding for a three year Active West Lancs programme aimed at getting people active, as a way of improving their health outcomes. This will give lots of opportunities for us all to get more active in the broadest sense. It also complements the new Well Skelmersdale programme which is being run by the West Lancashire Clinical Commissioning Group. This focuses on delivering grassroots projects that have a lasting impact on people’s lives -by working alongside people and trusting them to shape their own futures.

The role of VCFS organisations and sports clubs will be key to making both these projects a success, so all are welcome to attend the One West Lancs Forum and learn first-hand how they can get involved. There will also be a small grants pot aimed at enabling the VCFS to go out and engage with potential new members and to help get them ACTIVE!

All groups* attending the Forum, whatever their particular interest, will have the opportunity to book a space to exhibit what they do and also take part in the soap box session in the lecture hall – either to show a short film or to have their say about what they are doing. It is hoped that as many of you as possible will take part. To book a place, a stall and/or a slot on the Soap Box, please complete the  booking form.

For more information, please contact Vicky Attwood – 01695 733737 or email

Space is limited so make sure you book early to avoid disappointment.