30 delegates rallied round at a Regeneration Team Conference in Fleetwood yesterday and agreed exciting and innovative ways of working together to develop healthier homes, places and people. Our resilience model approach is coming to life with the support of partners including Lancaster University; Wyre Borough Council; Active Lancashire; Cass Associates; Places for People; Fylde Council; Leftcoast and MHCLG.
The partnership will work together to produce a strong business case and proposal for funders, including the forthcoming UK Prosperity Fund, to attract further investment into Fleetwood and add to our asset based community development, employment, enterprise and skills and health and wellbeing approaches.
In depth evaluation will be embedded to enable us to measure behaviour change, health improvement and the impact of our interventions over the 10 Year Vision.
Thanks to our guest speakers: Steve Newsham (Regenda); Chris Standish (Regenda); Garry Payne (Wyre Borough Council); Professor John Goodacre (Lancaster University) and Adrian Leather (Active Lancashire) for an informative day that helped to evidence the need for our resilience model approach across all partners and to MHCLG for supporting us to host the event.
What long term regeneration requires is innovation, boldness and adaptability. I was so impressed by the partners ability to think beyond ‘the norm’, to strive for intelligent solutions to solve complication problems. I could feel a really positive energy and buzz – a commitment from all to strive for change in new ways.
The group will meet again in January 2019 to monitor progress.
Written by Lisa Bennett - Regeneration and Employment Officer (Lancashire)