Health champions launch new Lancashire organisation to promote well-being

A new Lancashire organisation helping people to improve their well-being has been launched.

Friday, 6th November 2020, 3:45 pm
Wellbeing Lancashire has been launched to help make health a top priority in the county.

The founding members of Wellbeing Lancashire welcomed other providers across the private, public and third sectors of the county to its team yesterday at a special online event.

The community interest company is on a mission to help make health and positivity a top priority in the region.

Co-founder, Lee Chambers, who owns Essentialise, said: “Wellbeing Lancashire membership will not only allow well-being providers to join the collective of amazing well-being services that our county has available; they will become part of a collaboration which we need to face the future challenges together."

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Steve Fogg, chairman of the Lancashire Enterprise Partnership and new leader of the Seed Alliance, introduced the virtual event, which included a live tour of the new Health Innovations Campus at Lancaster University.

There was also a Q & A panel with guests: Talib Yaseen OBE, executive director of transformation for the Lancashire & South Cumbria Integrated Care System; Professor StJohn

Crean, pro-vice chancellor (Research, Innovation and Enterprise) at the University of Central Lancashire; Duncan Sandford, managing director of Digital Lancashire; and Adrian Leather, CEO of Active Lancashire.

Steve Fogg said: "There is an inescapable link between our health and the economy. In Lancashire the inequality of health has created a gap with the rest of the UK that must be levelled. I believe that what Wellbeing Lancashire is looking to achieve, and their collaborative ethos, are engaging and will help provide a platform to fuel our local economy’s recovery.”