WINDER CALLS ON FANS TO HAVE SAY ON HEALTH & WELLBEING
Wildcats Director of Education Mark Winder has called on Wildcats fans to have their say on the Health and Wellbeing Strategy for the city.
Over the past year Wakefield Council have been carrying out a Joint Strategy Needs Assessment (JSNA) engagement events. This has informed the development of the final draft Health and Wellbeing strategy, which is now out to formal consultation over the next few weeks.
The Districts Health and Wellbeing Board has identified six health and wellbeing priorities from the JSNA. This will shape how public money is spent in relation to health over the forthcoming years. Winder, represented the club and the Community Trust in this process and now it is your turn to have your comments.
“We need to make sure that the right health, wellbeing and social care services can be planned around the six health and wellbeing priorities”, he commented.
“We would also like know what more could be done to improve health and wellbeing of people in the district.”
The online consultation runs until November 12th, after which feedback will then be considered to help the board draw up the final strategy. This will be published at the end of November 2012. A Health and Wellbeing Assembly is being planned to look at how the plans are then taken forward.
In the past, the Wakefield Wildcats Community Trust, with the support of the club, has delivered positive health messages and healthy lifestyle activities to hundreds of thousands of people within Wakefield. Presently, the Trust are not being funded by the Local Authority or Public Health bodies to deliver these messages. The Wakefield Wildcats Community Trust continue to be supported by Heart Research UK.
Winder continued: “In order for this to continue delivering the Community Trust’s activities we have to have public support. We feel that by using the Brand Name, Wakefield Trinity Wildcats and our high profile players and staff we can communicate key messages to people from across our district.
“We have a unique ability and a proven track record to deliver messages to communities, especially young people. It is especially important to embed these activities in to people’s plans prior to moving to the new community Stadium at Newmarket. I urge all fans to spend five minutes completing the survey to get your opinions to the council.”
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If any individuals or business wish to support the Wildcats Community Trust then contact Mark Winder via email@example.com or call 01924 211611.
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