Cromer

Have your say for a healthier, happier community in Cromer

Just Regional
Jul 15, 2013 3 mins read

Would you like to get involved in shaping new and exciting health and well being activities in and around Cromer?  Healthy Communities and Ageing Well is a new project for the Cromer area – led by Public Health at Norfolk County Council – which offers advice, support and resources to local people so they can work together to give everyone in their community the best chances of living well and longer.

People who join their local Healthy Communities Action Group can:

* Have their say in shaping local health and well being activities

* Tackle health issues that matter most in their community

* Get involved in volunteering, training and support

Get involved by coming along to two Healthy Communities and Ageing Well engagement events on 24 and 31 July 2013, from 10am to 2pm, at Merchants’ Place Community Resource and Learning Centre, 16 Church Street. Each session will be covering different themes and issues so people are encouraged to come along to both, if possible. To book a place, contact Carol Doherty on 07881 472201 or Denys Ngu 07557 587911. Lunch is provided.

Dan Roper, Cabinet member for Public Protection including Public Health, at Norfolk County Council, said: “Healthy Communities and Ageing Well acknowledges that local people bring knowledge and insights on what will bring the biggest benefits in making Cromer healthier. Potentially everyone is a winner from this project as evidence shows that people who are actively involved in their communities tend to be happier and healthier.”

Hilary Cox, local Member for Cromer, said: “I am delighted that Cromer will be among the first towns in Norfolk to benefit from the Healthy Communities project. It offers a real opportunity for Cromer people to have a say in shaping services and activities that will help improve the health and well being of our community. I’ll also be helping to promote Healthy Communities as part of my role as Chairman of Norfolk County Council.”

Supported and funded by the Public Health and Norfolk Health and Well being Board, Healthy Communities is governed by a multi-stakeholder steering group. Each community will also have its own Healthy Communities Action Group to make local decisions.

Event details:

There are two Healthy Communities and Ageing Well engagement events planned for the Cromer area:

Date: 24 and 31 July 2013

Time: 10am – 2pm Venue: Merchants’ Place Community Resource and Learning Centre, 16 Church Street, Cromer, Norfolk, NR27 9ES.

Book now to reserve a place (including lunch) by contacting:

Carol Doherty, Norfolk Healthy Communities

healthycommunities@norfolk.gov.uk

T: 07881 472201

or

Denys Ngu, Ageing Well Project Lead

denys.ngu@norfolk.gov.uk

T: 07557 587911

 

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