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,…

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…