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The Local Healthy Options Award scheme is an initiative that has been developed by Carlisle City Council, Cumbria County Council and Healthy City Carlisle. It was formed to encourage local cafes, restaurants and takeaways to provide healthier food options, whilst supporting the local economy and showcasing fantastic local food.
It has taken over from Cumbria County Council's ‘Meals on Wheels’ service and hopes to expand to the wider district if it proves to be successful.
Homelife Carlisle have offers and grants available for heating, energy efficiency measures and to help you make repairs to your home, as well as assist with jobs within the home.
Community Neighbours is a volunteer befriending project run by Carlisle City Council & covers Carlisle & District area. Our volunteers support elderly people in their own homes & local community. Volunteers are linked to an elderly person aged 55 & upwards. Older people are welcome to join the project and can also be referred by other agencies. By offering neighbourly support, we do the small things that make a big difference in helping people improve their health & quality of life.
Our volunteers can give support in a number of ways, Companionship, Transport, Accompanied Walks, Help with Correspondence, Dog Walking, Shopping & Supporting people to access social & leisure activities.
Once you have completed the application process, which includes a DBS check. We would link you to an elderly person who lives within 1.5 miles of where you live; this could be further if you live in a rural area. You can then arrange to visit that person at mutually agreed times. This flexible approach enables people to fit their volunteering into most lifestyles.
Why not give some time to an elderly person in your community?
For further information, telephone Paul Caine 01228 817125
Background: All authorities and agencies, including those in the Third Sector, in Cumbria have signed up to the Ageing Well programme supported by the LGA. They all recognise with a rapidly growing older people population that making Carlisle and Cumbria a good place to grow older is a key challenge.
Walking is one of the best ways to improve your fitness and maximise health benefits.
A healthy city is defined by a process, not an outcome. A healthy city is not one that has achieved a particular health status. It is conscious of health and striving to improve it. Thus any city can be a healthy city, regardless of its current health status. The requirements are: a commitment to health and a process and structure to achieve it. A healthy city is one that continually creates and improves its physical and social environments and expands the community resources that enable people to mutually support each other in performing all the functions of life and developing to their maximum potential.
Many different organisations have an impact on health through their policies and practice. It is essential that organisations work together to initiate change.
Investing in the health of Carlisle means investing in the future, and requires strong political will and a commitment to sustainability, equity, capacity building, community involvement and close collaboration between partners.
In December 2009 Carlisle was Awarded healthy City Status. In collaboration with a variety of partners we hope to work to address the inequalities that exist within Carlisle.
We are currently applying for
Phase VI (2014-2018) of Healthy City.
This phase encompasses 2 over arching themes:
There are 4 core themes:
As well as these core themes, Phase VI is about health, equity and wellbeing in all policies, health. It considers the economic case for action and the clear need for local leadership and collaboration . We recognise that health is not only affected by health sector activities but also influenced by other things we do. Health and well-being are increasingly becoming important to other sectors such as planning, transport, housing and urban development, the environment, education, agriculture, economic and taxation policies.