Community Watch Partnership Project – Directory now up to V7!

Posted by Sharyn Rognrust, Category: Community Watch Program, Loneliness, Social Inclusion, Social Isolation, Social Prescribing, Volunteers, Vulnerable People,

The Community Watch Partnership Project was an innovative pilot that leveraged local digital health knowledge and practice through a systems transformation platform.  Part of this capacity building project was developing a service directory for organisations.

The HWPCP developed service directory, highlighted gaps in service knowledge, but raised awareness among partners of the range and depth of services and supports available in Hume and Whittlesea.

Version 1 in March 2020 outlined 23 service category types and by June 2020, this had grown to 39 service category types.

The current version (V.7) of the directory now has 51 service category types, nearly 700 service listings and over 260 pages of service information.  It is still being updated on a regular basis.  Service categories range from traditional health services e.g. acute health system, community health, and pain management to other health & wellbeing services e.g. walking groups, men’s sheds, neighbourhood houses, volunteer opportunities and exercise venues.

Updates to V.7:

New Categories of Loneliness, Dietetics & Nutrition, Diabetes, Audiology, Women’s Health

Plus Additions of services to Alcohol & Other Drugs and Disability.

Hume Whittlesea Primary Care Partnership is currently collating a business case to apply for funding to move the directory to a more mobile digital, easily searchable and configurable platform.

Access to the current directory is available here

We welcome your feedback on format, ease of use, search functionality and services which are either not represented or have insufficient information.  Email