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,…

Celebrating Communities Part 2

Welcome to the second part of our four part series celebrating the amazing work of fantastic individuals and groups supporting residents across Doncaster. This post is written by Hannah McWilliams, Well Doncaster Officer for the Central Locality and highlights what has been happening in the centre of Doncaster and beyond. As a new officer in…

Invest Local, Buy Local

Community Wealth Building comes to Doncaster! Funded by the European Regional Development Fund, Well Doncaster is launching the Community Wealth Builder project throughout August. The project is aimed at new and existing social enterprises from across the Sheffield City Region, with a spotlight on Doncaster. As well as a range of business development packages, the…

Celebrating Communities Coming Together

COVID-19 has been a strange time for us all. The pandemic has led to many changes and left us all experiencing an array of emotions. However, one positive we can all agree on is the fantastic community spirit seen throughout the country. From the Thursday night applause for NHS workers, to the rainbows school children…

Well Doncaster Annual Report 2019-2020

We are very pleased to share our Annual Report for 2019-2020. The Well Doncaster Team has been working hard over the past year with communities to support thriving, healthy places for residents to enjoy. At the start of the Well Doncaster journey, Doncaster’s Director of Public Health, Dr Rupert Suckling, described Well Doncaster as ‘lightning…

Communities and COVID-19

There is one topic that is on everybody’s mind at the moment and Well Doncaster is working hard with partners to delay the spread of Coronavirus and support our most vulnerable residents. Doncaster’s Director of Public Heath, Dr Rupert Suckling has said “I’d like to reassure people that we are working with health colleagues to…

Meet the newest members of our team!

We are so please to introduce you to the two newest members of the Well Doncaster team, Hannah as a Well Doncaster Officer working in the Central area and Stacey, who is leading is leading the Community Wealth Builder programme which support local social enterprise. We are so excited to have them with us as…

Community Christmas Goings On

January is often a time to recover from the Christmas period (or countdown to next December!) and that is the case in our communities who worked none stop to being Christmas cheer and support through the festive season. Here is a bit of a news report on some of the amazing things that happened across…

Introducing Balby

Hi, I’m Emma, a Public Health Improvement Officer and I have been working on Well Doncaster since it started in 2015. I’ve been able to see the programme develop over the last 4 years and expand its approach in other communities in the borough. I am supporting the Central area of Doncaster and this blog…