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Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Service - Preventing, Protecting, Responding

Community Wellbeing Week

Community wellbeing week

Community Wellbeing Week is taking place from 26th – 30th September 2016. There will be events going on around the county all of which will focus on health and wellbeing. Staff will also be on hand to give home fire safety and road safety advice.

Poor diet and levels of in-activity have now become the biggest cause of ill health in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent. The links between poor levels of health and the risk of fire are clear. We want to work with our community to make a difference.

All of the events are free of charge and we would love it if you could come along to one near you.

We will be posting information in the run up to and during the week on our Facebook and Twitter sites. Look at for #StaySafeStayWell

Make a change and feel the difference!


Have a look at the list below to find out what’s going on in your area:

North of the county

Date, Time Location Activity
26th September, 11:00 - 16:00 Royal Stoke Hospital (main entrance) Workshop using the core principles of circus disciplines, balance, stability, and awareness.
27th September, 10:00 - 16:00 Freeport Talk Retail Park ST7 1XD Workshop using the core principles of circus disciplines, balance, stability, and awareness.
28th September, 10:00 - 16:00 Longton Market Hall, ST3 1BZ Workshop using the core principles of circus disciplines, balance, stability, and awareness.
29th September, 10:00 - 16:00 Bradwell Hospital ST5 7NJ Workshop using the core principles of circus disciplines, balance, stability, and awareness.
30th September, time TBC Haywood Hospital ST6 7AG Workshop using the core principles of circus disciplines, balance, stability, and awareness.
26th September, 10:00 - 11:00 Cornerstone Community Centre, Silverdale Falls prevention exercise group for the over-50s - Free taster session
26th September, 13:30 – 15.00 Sandy Lane Methodist Church, Brown Edge Falls prevention exercise group for the over-50s - Free taster session
26th September, 18:30 - 19:30 Moss Green Community Centre Falls prevention exercise group for the over-50s - Free taster session
27th September, 10:30 - 12.30 Mary Church Centre, Bucknall Falls prevention exercise group for the over-50s - Free taster session
27th September, 10:00 - 12.00 Temple Street Methodist, Fenton Falls prevention exercise group for the over-50s - Free taster session
27th September, 10:00 - 11.30 Holy Trinity Church, Chesterton Falls prevention exercise group for the over-50s - Free taster session
27th September, 10:30 - 12:00 Butt Lane Community Centre Falls prevention exercise group for the over-50s - Free taster session
27th September, 12.30 - 13:30 Holy Trinity Church, Hartshill Falls prevention exercise group for the over-50s - Free taster session
27th September, 10.30 - 12:00 Meerbrook Village Hall Falls prevention exercise group for the over-50s - Free taster session
27th September, 10.30 - 11.30 White Hart Community Pub, Alton Falls prevention exercise group for the over-50s - Free taster session
27th September, 13:30 - 15:30 Milton Methodist Church Falls prevention exercise group for the over-50s - Free taster session
28th September, 10:00 - 16:00 Longton Marketplace Falls prevention exercise group for the over-50s - Free taster session
28th September, 10:00 - 12:00 Longton Central Hall Falls prevention exercise group for the over-50s - Free taster session
28th September, 10:15 - 11:00 Audley Pensioners’ Hall Falls prevention exercise group for the over-50s - Free taster session
28th September, 14:00 - 15:30 St Phillips Church, Werrington Falls prevention exercise group for the over-50s - Free taster session
28th September, 14:30 - 16:00 Victoria Centre, Biddulph Methodist Falls prevention exercise group for the over-50s - Free taster session
28th September, 19:15 - 20:15 Holden Lane Primary, Sneyd Green Falls prevention exercise group for the over-50s - Free taster session
29th September, 10:00 - 11:30 Whiston Village Hall Falls prevention exercise group for the over-50s - Free taster session
29th September, 10:30 - 12:00 St Alban’s Community Centre, Blurton Falls prevention exercise group for the over-50s - Free taster session
29th September, 10:30 - 12:30 CCMA , Cobridge Falls prevention exercise group for the over-50s - Free taster session
29th September, 10:00 - 12:00 Longton Central Hall Falls prevention exercise group for the over-50s - Free taster session
29th September, 11:00 - 12:00 Newcastle Library, Room 3 Falls prevention exercise group for the over-50s - Free taster session
29th September, 14:00 - 15:00 Wye Road Community Centre, Seabridge Falls prevention exercise group for the over-50s - Free taster session
29th September, 14:00 - 16:00 Rowan Village, Meir Falls prevention exercise group for the over-50s - Free taster session
30th September, 09:00 - 12:00 Haywood Hospital Falls prevention exercise group for the over-50s - Free taster session
31st September, 10.30 - 12.30 Stoke Baptist Church Falls prevention exercise group for the over-50s - Free taster session
29th September, 11:30 – 13:00 Swan Bank Church, Burslem Social gathering of local senior citizens
26th September, 11:00 - 13:00 Royal Stoke University Hospital Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service will be working with other agencies are to provide information on how to prevent falls.
1st October, 12:00 – 16:00 ST. Stephens Community Church, Bentilee Charity Fun Day
26th September, 12:30 onwards Café Connect, Ipstones Ipstones Wellbeing Event

West of the county

Date, Time Location Activity
29th September, 1100 - 1430 Cannock Town Centre Information on Dementia
30th September, 1000 - 1200 Stafford Fire Station Healthy Lifestyles Check
16th September, 1000 - 1500 Birches Valley Birches Valley - Completing the traditional "Well Being Mile" around Cannock Chase.
26th September, 0900 - 1130 Stone Fire Station Two T'ai chi taster classes, T’ai chi is renowned for its beneficial effects on health and well-being, both physical and mental.
29th September, 1100 - 1600 Pencric, Penkridge Blood pressure and cholesterol tests, dietary advice, Fire safety advice and information to help prevent slips trips and falls etc. General public are welcome at this event. Tea and coffee provide for all attendees.
27th September, 1300 - 1500 Codsall Fire Station Coffee morning event with partner agencies. Offering health checks and CPR tuition through a Heart Start instructor
28th September, 1430- 1630 Chasewood Residential Home Safety advice on keeping safe within your flat.
21st September, 1000 - 1400 Sainsbury's, Wombourne Health Eating Café at Sainsbury’s Wombourne.
1st October, 1000 - 1500 Brewood Village Hall Health Is Wealth Day. Health assessments and information on a healthy lifestyle. Heart Start and CPR advice. Home safety advice and road safety advice
28th September, 1100 - 1300 Walton High School Firefighters versus Students Football Match. Mini health checks will also be offered.
26th September, 1500 - 1700 Market Square, Stafford Demonstrations of what the Firefighter fitness tests involve including running hose, carrying dummies etc
29th September, 10:00 - 15:00 St Josephs Church, Rugeley Talking to the local community at St Josephs Church, we will be serving soup, playing bingo, and improving the garden/church yard.
1st & 2nd October, 1100-1600 Stone Food & Drink Festival Giving out free passes for taster days at Westbridge gym. Plus come and talk to us about Retained Recruitment opportunities at Stone.
29th September, 11:00-16:00 Chase Terrace Pensioners from various lunch clubs in the area will be attending Chase Terrace Fire Station. They will be given advice on healthy eating and exercises they can do at home.

East of the county

Date, Time Location Activity
26th September, 14:00 - 17:00
28th September, 14:00 - 17:00
30th September, 14:00 - 17:00
26th September - Stonydelph 28th September - Wilnecote, 30th September - Amington. Wellbeing walk to incorporate litter pick in each area. Wellbeing gazebo to include health checks and advice on fire and rescue issues.
Partner agencies including council, police, street wardens and housing officers.
27th September, 10:00 - 16:00
28th September, 10:00 - 16:00
Burton College, Cooper Square, Market Square, Shopping centres, Burton Fire Station. One Minute Hula-Hoop Exercise challenge
28th September, 10:00-14:00 Waitrose, Uttoxeter Wellbeing and fire safety advice
29th and 30th September, 10:00-16:00 Coopers Square, Burton Talking to the local community promoting positive health and wellbeing, in partnership with local gyms.
26th September, 10:00 – 14:00 Coopers Square, Burton Blood pressure and heart rate tests. In addition to offer further advice on health and wellbeing
29th September, 11:00 - 13:00 Middle Bell, Main Street, Barton-under-Needwood Inviting individuals to cycle a set distance in order to contribute to a completed final target distance of 10 mile. Prior to cycle session blood pressure check and post session blood pressure check, additional advice from health professionals on fitness with leaflets distributed for all persons engaged.
28th September, 14:00 - 16:00 Cobwebs Coffee Shop, High Ash Farm, Goose Lane, Abbots Bromley. WS15 3DF Come and chat to us, the Community First Responders & local Police Community Support Officer. Sign up for NHS Organ Donation Register. Talk to the Police about putting your mind at ease with Safety/Security tips. Coffee and a piece of cake will be provided to those who attend the event.
29th September, 11:00-16:00 Chase Terrace Fire Station Health and Wellbeing Day
27th and 28th September, 10:00 - 16:00 Lichfield City Centre Information on fitness wellbeing and diet plus a 10 minute cycling challenge.