What is an Anchor Institution?
‘Anchor institutions’ are large public sector organisations rooted in and connected to their local communities. They can improve health through their influence on local social and economic conditions by adapting the way they employ people, purchase goods and services, use buildings and spaces, reduce environmental impact, and work in partnership.
How can Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust improve Blackpool and the Fylde Coast other than providing healthcare?
We want to make sure people have better access to good quality jobs, as well as helping the environment and local businesses.
We would like to speak to people about their experiences of life in Blackpool and the Fylde Coast and understand their opinions about how the hospital organisation can help improve the area.
We want to listen to people in the communities that experience greatest disadvantage, plus people working for and leading public, private and VCFSE organisations who serve these communities.
Our community researchers will be holding focus groups, interviews and attending community events to hear from people during summer 2022.
If you want to find out more, be involved in any of the activities or you know of any community events that we could attend, please email firstname.lastname@example.org