AFG Lancaster win Good Health Awards 2013
People supported in AFG Lancaster attended the Fun Café Health Day at Salt Ayre Sports Centre on 25 September to collect three prestigious awards.
The event, organised by North Lancashire Learning Disability Joint Commissioning Team at Lancashire County Council, was opened by the Mayor of Lancaster, June Ashworth, followed by a show stopping number by dance extravaganza, Let’s Get Moving.
The winners of the Good Health Awards 2013 were announced at midday by Andrew Bennett, Chief Officer of Lancashire North Clinical Commissioning Group.
The award categories were linked to staying healthy, feeling safe and living well.
Rachel, who is supported in Morecambe, scooped an award for ‘most creative way of managing a long term health condition’. Winner Rachel was nominated for creatively managing her health through diet.
Debbie Smith, Team Leader at AFG said: “We’re delighted that Rachel has been commended for her hard work and dedication in recognising how changes in her diet can significantly improve health and manage a long term condition. It really has helped Rachel improve her understanding of good health and we’re so proud of her achievement.”
Brian, Nigel and Liam, who are supported in Lancaster, picked up the award ‘best new idea to promote good physical health’. The group meet regularly to go to the gym after struggling to stay motivated going alone. The instructor plans the session around their needs.
Amy Bates, Team Leader at AFG, was celebrated as a Good Health Champion – Best Supporter, for helping the people she supports understand how to have good health, manage their health and feel healthier. Amy promotes good mental health by supporting people to meet up with friends at a Cinema Club and attend gym sessions with other people with similar interests.
Amy said: “The Fun Café is a great way to celebrate the good work everyone has been doing to promote health and well being in the community, and especially at AFG Lancaster. I’m delighted the people we support and their teams have been recognised in sharing good practice. ‘Health’ forms part of the Promise that AFG has made to all the people who use our services so they all deserve this recognition.”