Get Doncaster Moving and Well Doncaster share the same values and principles, and seek to empower local people and trust communities to shape their own future.
The Get Doncaster Moving approach to addressing inactivity is built upon continual engagement with communities and through working collaboratively with Well Doncaster we ensure that community voice and insight is behind all the work that Get Doncaster Moving do.
Over the last six years Well Doncaster has added to the existing evidence base that investing in supporting, working with and empowering communities facilitates healthy communities.
Some of Well Doncaster's defining characteristics include; a continued commitment to utilising community centred approaches in creating a community led Health and Wealth approach, encouraging and facilitating asset based discussions with our residents and ensuring communities are involved in decision-making about where they live, work, play.
Well Doncaster strongly believe that we cannot close the health gap without involving and hearing from those most affected and so listening to the voice of communities has been an essential characteristic of the Well Doncaster approach. Communities need to own and be a direct part of the design and delivery of solutions, working together with public services in an agreed way towards sustainable change.
Well Doncaster see that communities are brimming with energy and innovation and look to maintain a major focus on building capacity and releasing grass roots energy and ideas. The impact Well Doncaster has is vital in tackling health inequalities, influencing the determinants of health and thus impacting physical activity at a community level.
Find out more about the Well Doncaster team on the Meet the team page.
Active Communities Grants
Together, Get Doncaster Moving and the Well Doncaster team have created a fund called 'Active Communities Grants' which is available to local residents, groups and organisations to fund ideas that help people get out and about more, and be active where they live. Grants of up to £500 are available.
Find out more about Active Communities Grants.
Get Doncaster Moving and Well Doncaster have introduced local Community Connectors to support residents to try and make it easier for people to get out and about more where 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 community to create a healthy and active lifestyle. Their roles focus on enhancing the physical and mental wellbeing of their community by connecting local people together, with accessibility at the forefront of what they do.
Get Doncaster Moving have funded community organisations to host Community Connectors to work part time in Bentley, Wheatley and Intake, Balby, Stainforth, Edlington, Denaby and Conisbrough. Delivering the approach through community organisations enables the work to be driven and owned by communities themselves. Community Connectors are well connected local people who understand the people and place where they live and are passionate about making a difference.
Find out more about the Community Connectors on the Meet the team page.
The Well Doncaster team, along with their partners, have developed community profiles for 20 of their priority communities across Doncaster. These profiles can help inform and shape work within those communities and are a valuable source on insight into those areas. The profiles will be refreshed periodically to reflect changes within the areas.