Supporting community wellbeing in Hume and Whittlesea

Hume Whittlesea Primary Care Partnership (HWPCP) and DPV Health  have joined forces, with assistance from Whittlesea Community Connections (WCC) and Banksia Gardens Community Services, to develop the Community Watch Partnership Project in response to the disruptions caused by COVID-19. The Project is supported by an exciting partnership of diverse and committed organisations from Hume and Whittlesea with a shared interest to promote wellbeing amongst vulnerable members of the community impacted by COVID-19.

The purpose of the Community Watch Project is to assist community organisations and groups, which play an important role in supporting all members of our community, during this period of restrictions and recovery. If your organisation has available staff and volunteers, the Community Watch Project will partner and work alongside you to:

    1. Develop a wellbeing check-in service to support the most vulnerable community members you work with
    2. Provide support to improve your existing service so vulnerable members of our community can access information and support to maintain wellbeing

 

In joining the Partnership, you will have the opportunity to:

- Access an online regional directory of services in the local catchment and identified resources

- Be part of a network of local organisations to share knowledge, resources, and reduce duplication

-  Be part of an evaluation to understand how organisations in Hume and Whittlesea have supported their community during lockdown and recovery

Interested in being involved or learning more about the project?

- Complete this survey to let us know how can work with you

-  Access our Information sheet (see below)

- Call Max Lee (CEO - HWPCP) on 0419 366 558 or email maxl@hwpcp.org.au

Downloads:

Community Watch Partnership Program_Letter for Community Organisations

Community Watch Partnership Program_Information Sheet

Health and Wellbeing Service Directory

This is an online directory for health & wellbeing services in the north-west of Melbourne.  This directory allows organisations and general public to search for services in this area.  The directory covers a range of health and non-clinical support services, and community-based programs. 

To access the Health and Wellbeing Directory click here

Please note:  it is still in draft form and we welcome your feedback on format, ease of use, search functionality and services which are either not represented or have insufficient information. 

We will continue to update the directory on a weekly basis, until it is finalised.   

Please contact Mandy Shields, HWPCP eHealth and Systems Integration Project Officer with any links to services for inclusion, suggestions or feedback on mandys@hwpcp.org.au