PEOPLE living in Dalton-in-Furness had the opportunity to discuss their health and wellbeing needs recently.

The HARRI (Health, Advice, Recovery, Resilience, Information) engagement vehicle visited the area last month which gave residents the opportunity to speak to health, care and community professionals about their needs and find out more about local services in their area.

Professionals offered a wide range of information and signposting on many issues including quitting smoking, diabetes, mental health, sleep difficulties, health and wellbeing courses, support for carers and youth support.

Common feedback on the day included requests for better:

· health, leisure and wellbeing facilities

· open spaces

· outdoor facilities

· a community centre for young adults

· parking

· more flowers

· more bins

· potholes being filled.

Georgina Livingstone, Development Lead for Mid-Furness ICC, said: “The feedback we have received will help inform our work and contribute to projects such as the Dalton Borderlands Place Programme.

"The programme will see investment in the area boosting the environment that the residents in Dalton are living in which will help to improve their overall health and wellbeing.”

Local GP Dr Alison Johnston said: “It was great to get out in the community again and speak to the local people of Dalton and surrounding areas in the HARRI van about what helps to keep them happy and healthy. It was fantastic to meet up with our partner agencies again too and we look forward to doing more events in the future with them.”

The following partners were involved on the day:

"Cumbria Police, CancerCare, Furness Carers, Mid-Furness Primary Care Network and Integrated Care Community, Drop Zone, Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust, Healthier Lancashire and South Cumbria (Mental Health) and University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust."