BlackpoolFairness

BlackpoolFairness


  A Blackpool transport company has joined over 4000 others across the town to become dementia friendly. Blackpool Transport drivers and employees have become the latest workforce to sign up to help people living with dementia in the town, meaning that they can help people with the disease Around 600 bus and tram drivers, along with backroom office staff have learnt how to spot people living with dementia as well as ways that they can...

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As part of the Fairness Commissions aim to create a ‘Fairer Blackpool’, local Community Connectors have suggested a Fairness Commission’ Award or celebration for young people/schools on how they are making Blackpool a ‘fairer’ and ‘better’ place for all the residents in Blackpool. So far  the idea is for  young people and especially those  of Primary school age to be  recognise for  their actions and acts that can contribute to a...

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Over 120 Blackpool school children attended a special conference designed to raise awareness of Fairtrade. The event was hosted by the Fairness Commission as it continues to campaign for Blackpool to become a Fairtrade Town. The Blackpool Schools Fairtrade Conference aimed to inspire young people to support this bid and how they could take practical steps to make this happen. The Conference was an opened by Dr Arif Rajpura, Chairman...

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Older People’s Summit

Older People’s Summit


Posted By on Oct 9, 2015

This event was hosted by the Fairness Commission to ‘hear’ how Blackpool could become a ‘Fairer place’ and how older members of the community felt about the issues they felt were affecting their lives. The event included a special question and answer session with members of the Fairness Commission, including Dr Arif Rajpura, Chairman of Blackpool Fairness Commission, Neil Jack Chief Executive of Blackpool Council and representatives...

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Blackpool’s eager knitters have been raising money for charity. Blackpool Fairness Commission and local community groups have motivated a special army of knitters to pull together and make 200 small woolly hats as part of the national Big Knit campaign. Knitters, ranging from 8 years old to 70, have been clicking away over the last three weeks to raise money for the Innocent Big Knit campaign. The hats will now be sent off to the...

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It’s good to be kind

It’s good to be kind


Posted By on May 27, 2015

That’s the message as a special campaign to promote generosity across the town gets underway. A quest to create 100 acts of kindness during November has been set up by Blackpool Fairness Commission, with anybody welcome to lend a hand. Chair of the Commission, Dr Arif Rajpura, will get the campaign going with the first act of kindness – giving up his time to go digging with community planting scheme Grow Blackpool. Arif said: “The...

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A special day is designed to help out one of the loneliest areas of Blackpool. The one day ‘Let’s talk about loneliness’ workshop is calling on Grange Park locals to come find out how they can help people who live alone in the area. The event comes as Blackpool’s Fairness Commission asks the entire town to think about others and make an effort to go and check on a neighbour or help out an elderly relative. The Fairness Commission has...

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Members of Blackpool Fairness Commission have signed up to this year’s Beaverbrooks Blackpool 10k Fun Run, and will be raising money for Blue Skies Hospitals Fund’s Peace of Mind dementia appeal. The Fairness Commission is the driving force of Blackpool Dementia Action Alliance, and some of its members have pledged to help enhance dementia care on the Fylde Coast by supporting the appeal led by Blue Skies – the charity behind...

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