We knew that to turn the tide in Blackpool it would take more than health services working alone. So, in response to a Government directive to work more closely with professional sports clubs, we launched Altogether Now — a Legacy for Blackpool.
Blackpool may be a seaside town and a popular place to visit for millions of people each year, but unfortunately it is not a healthy place to live.
Male life expectancy in Blackpool is the lowest in the country. This is because men are less likely to lead a healthy lifestyle — they are more likely to smoke, drink alcohol in excessive amounts and be overweight or obese. These lifestyle factors mean that the likelihood of experiencing serious health issues such as cancer, stroke and heart disease is greatly increased.
Blackpool residents are being encouraged not to bottle up their concerns about dementia by local health chiefs.
Hundreds of young pupils came together on the pitch at Bloomfield Road recently to celebrate the annual Fit2Go Festival.
Blackpool residents have the opportunity to take up a free five minute health check which could ultimately save their life.
The Altogether Now – a Legacy for Blackpool health trailer will be visiting various locations across the town from Tuesday 5 May.