Well Doncaster Annual Report 2021-22

We are excited to share with you our 2021-22 Annual Report Well Doncaster has been the leader in using community centred approaches as the starting point in approaching local challenges and opportunities and know that embedding assets based approaches in the way we work with individuals, families and communities is crucial to the achievement Team…

Be Well Doncaster Annual Report

Read more about what Be Well Doncaster has been doing in 2021-2022 Be Well Doncaster provides person-centred, one to one behaviour change support through nine trained Health and Wellbeing Coaches across the borough. The approach utilises motivational interviewing techniques and evidence based behaviour change tools to provide a person-centred approach to identify and address the…

Community Centred Commissioning

Team Doncaster continues in its move towards working with local people and communities (localityworking) and embedding community centred approaches in the way it works with communities acrossthe borough to address inequalities and improve the health and wellbeing of its residents. By embedding community centred approaches, Team Doncaster seeks to challenge traditional, ‘old’ ideas of health…

Well Doncaster’s team continues to grow!

Back in 2020, there were only 5 members of the Well Doncaster team working across the borough. Fast forward to two years and February 2022 now sees 21 members of the Well Doncaster team using community centred approaches to strengthening our communities and helping to reduce health and wealth inequalities in Doncaster. Most recently, we…

Community Connectors supporting our Communities through COVID-19

Community connectors Covid-19 The Council has supported the activities of 10 community connectors since March 2021. The community connectors have supported community groups in dealing with the challenges of COVID-19, particularly when it has come to encouraging our communities to take up the vaccinations. Connectors are socially engaged members of the community, knowledgeable of the…

East Doncaster’s Appreciative Inquiry 2021

Introducing the fourth and final Appreciative Inquiry that Well Doncaster undertook in late 2021… Well Doncaster officer, Kerry, had 6 community explorers supporting the approach across East of Doncaster. We will share the outcomes of the conversations our community explorers had and what that means next for Stainforth, Thorne and Moorends! Stainforth The residents welcomed…

North Doncaster’s Appreciative Inquiry 2021

Happy New Year from the Well Doncaster team! Following on from South and Central Doncaster taking centre stage before Christmas we now take a look at what Well Doncaster officer, Jay, got up to during his Appreciative Inquiry (AI) in Woodland, Carcroft, Highfields, Askern and Bentley. Woodlands There were 14 community explorers that took time…

South Doncaster’s Appreciative Inquiry 2021

Well Doncaster, Alex, jumped straight into providing an asset based approach to community work during her first few weeks in the role as she facilitated the workshops across South of Doncaster. The first was held in Denaby…   Community Explorers spent 2 weeks in September talking to people in Denaby and had over 27 conversations…

Central Doncaster’s Appreciative Inquiry 2021

What is an Appreciative Inquiry? A four staged evidenced based community centred approach that gathers positive insight and works with the community to co-design and co-deliver action plans. What does it look like in practice? Discovery: Strength based conversations with residents focusing on gathering positive insight about their community which undergoes a thematic analysis to…

An update on Be Well Doncaster

As we are coming to the end of 2021 we thought we would take this opportunity to update you on Be Well Doncaster, have a look at what the programme has achieved over the past year and what we have in store for 2022. Be Well Doncaster is a Health and Wellbeing service available to…

New members and New Roles for Well Doncaster’s team!

The Well Doncaster team is ever growing and this time we welcome another Public Health Improvement Officer to the team. Meet the latest member, Elisa, and find out what she has to say… Hola! My name is Elisa and I joined the Well Doncaster Team earlier this year as a Public Health Improvement Officer. My…

Well Doncaster host Doncaster’s Dragon’s Den!

Over the last 5 years Well Doncaster has been guided by and have added to the growing evidence base that investing in supporting, working with and empowering communities facilitates healthy communities. We take an asset-based approach in ensuring our work is community-led and do our upmost to involve local residents and VCFS organisations in the decision making to facilitate change.   Covid-19 has…