Boddington Community Wellbeing Plan set to be underway

Published on Wednesday, 7 December 2022 at 9:00:00 AM

With support of the Shire of Boddington, Holyoake recently facilitated an interactive workshop with local organisations and community groups to scope out the potential of co-designing a Community Wellbeing Plan (CWP) in Boddington during 2023. The group received an overview of the state and national priority areas for health and wellbeing and examples of other Wheatbelt communities benefiting from having their own CWPs, before exploring the capacity of organisations to be involved in shaping one for Boddington.

A CWP articulates a staged approach to undertaking local action to create sustainable and positive change in communities. It provides a means for a coordinated and collaborative approach by recognising each organisation has a role to play in supporting health and wellbeing of communities.

The Working Group is set to meet again during 2023 to undertake community mapping of existing work being undertaken and identify gaps in the community; explore health and wellbeing data specific to Boddington to identify local priority areas; as well as plan the launch of a Community Perceptions Survey for the broader community to provide input into the Plan.

Community groups and local organisations with an active role in supporting the health and wellbeing of Boddington residents and interested in joining the CWP Working Group are encouraged to contact the Shire.

Image: Boddington Community Wellbeing Plan Working Group members (L-R) - Jordyn Drayton (Holyoake), Angela Atkins (Boddington Community Resource Centre), Mark ‘Lofty’ Shaw (Boddington Lion’s Club), Ellen Smith (WA Country Health Service), Jess Daniels (Holyoake), Kerry Fisher (Boddington Health Service), Kate Stewart (Newmont), Jo Drayton (Holyoake), Sam Kempton (Shire of Boddington), Jo Woodruff (Holyoake), Loren Bryant (Shire of Boddington) and Ben Gardiner (WAPOL Boddington).

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