Introducing Doncaster’s Community Connectors

Get Doncaster Moving and Well Doncaster have introduced local Community Connectors across Doncaster to support residents becoming healthier and help make getting active accessible to everyone wherever they live. The Community Connectors are there to support residents on a daily basis by signposting them to opportunities available to them in their area and encourage the…

Population Health Management Community Profiles: Understanding People and Place

Well Doncaster is a community centred approach to reducing inequalities and building wealth at an individual, community and organisational level. Working in an intelligence based way is a core element of our approach and the team have been working with partners to develop Population Health Management Community Profiles for twenty of our priority communities across…

Champion Community Centred Approaches -Well Doncaster Annual Report

Over the last 5 years Well  Doncaster has been guided by and has added to the growing evidence base that investing in supporting, working with and empowering communities facilitates healthy communities. Well Doncaster is proud to share our 2020-2021 Annual report and accompanying video which demonstrates our continued commitment to utilising community centred approaches in creating a community led…

One year on in Intake & Wheatley Hills

The latest blog focuses on the work the Well Doncaster officer has undertaken in the last year and is written by the officer, Hannah. Hear what Hannah has to say about her first year in the role… Wow, how time flies! It was a year ago I sat here writing a blog to introduce myself…

Introducing the Be Well team to Doncaster Council!

“I have been working in public health for over 6 years and am passionate about working with individuals and communities, strengthening community resilience and reducing health inequalities” – Emma Hello everyone,  I am Emma and I am the Co-ordinator of Be Well Doncaster. I started in the role in November 2020 after working on the…

Celebrating 1 year of Community Wealth Builder!

The team are continuing their celebrations this week as we all look back on the first year of the Community Wealth Builder project and it’s achievements. The programme set out to support new and existing social business across the Sheffield City Region and over it’s first year has seen a fantastic response from social enterprises,…

Mexborough welcomes Well Doncaster to the Community!

This blog post focuses on the work our Well Doncaster officer, Faye McDool, has achieved within her new community, Mexborough. Here’s what Faye has to say… In the midst of a global pandemic, Well Doncaster officers were given the opportunity to branch out their work in new communities. Within the south, my new community was…

Introducing two new members to the Well Doncaster team!

Well Doncaster are very excited to welcome two new members to the team, James and Kerry, who will be working as a Well Doncaster officers. We hope you will all join us in offering a warm welcome to the new North and East officers for the team…. Meet the new Well Doncaster officer for North…

Community Wealth Builder’s Social Enterprise Celebrations

The Community Wealth Builder programme celebrated its solidarity with social enterprises and showcased the incredible difference it’s making to mark Social Enterprise Day on 19th November. The effects of social distancing, lockdown, loss of family members and work is having a huge impact on the population’s mental health. Numerous social enterprises across Doncaster are responding…

Celebrating Communities Part 4

Hi everyone, it’s Jess here and I am the Well Doncaster Officer for the East of Doncaster. This is my first return to the blog since the start of my post in July 2019. Since then I have spent time in my role getting to know the communities I have been working with. It has…

Celebrating Communities Part 3

Welcome to part 3 of our 4 part series highlighting the fantastic and inspiring activity happening in communities across Doncaster. Part 3 focuses on the North of Doncaster and is written by Well Doncaster Officer for the North, Marianne Turner. Over to Marianne… The past six months have provided a variety of challenges for communities…

Like so many others, the Well Doncaster team has responded to the pandemic in adapting the way we work, expanded the scope of our work and continuing to champion asset based community development (ABCD) approaches in a time when it is vital to recognise and strengthen the assets within our communities. With this in mind,…