Name: Laura Sawdon
Job Title: Public Health Officer- Community Development
Phone Number: 07890 900031
Email address: Laura.Sawdon@doncaster.gov.uk
I joined the Well Doncaster team in 2024 and working in the Central area of Doncaster. Prior to joining the team my role was focused around supporting mental health and wellbeing across South Yorkshire. I developed relationships with a wide range of partners to ensure residents can access community-based wrap around support. This experience made it clear how vital communities are in supporting positive health and wellbeing outcomes and that residents should and can have a key role in shaping where they live and what they have access to. Before that I had a very person-centred role in a large organisation and understand that people are the heart of everything.
As a resident of Doncaster, I love to immerse myself into the communities of my hometown and find out what is important to the people. I love chatting to them, getting to know them, and collaborating and supporting them in making their dreams for their community a reality.
In my spare time I love to cook, practise yoga, go to the gym, get outdoors, and travel a far and wide to see as much of the world as possible. I am also passionate about living a mindful life filled with gratitude and positive intention.
Fun fact: I have a fear of sponges…
What people appreciate about me: People appreciate about me my fierce loyalty, thoughtful kindness and my childlike joy, wonder and zest for life and experiences. They know they can always depend on me and be met with empathy, generosity and usually a home cooked meal as well!
What is important to me: My family, friends and my dog are the most important thing to me. I am ridiculously independent, determined and driven but strongly believe that no one is an island and we are only as great as the people we surround ourselves with.
The thing I enjoy best about being part of Well Doncaster: The thing I enjoy best about being part of Well Doncaster is the genuine kindness and caring of everyone in the team. Everyone is working together for a common goal, to create a healthier, happier Doncaster.