Well Rotherham is an innovative public health project, aiming to improve health outcomes for communities.

The project takes an asset based and grass roots approach when working in partnership with communities. It builds on existing assets and support individuals with great ideas to improve the places they live and work. Funded for three years, the programme is one of ten pathfinders across the North of England.

Well North is a movement connecting local people, health experts, public services, businesses, voluntary and community groups who are all eager to make a difference.

The Rotherham project is based in Waverley which is the new development at the old Orgreave Colliery site. It will work to grow the opportunities available through the world class Advanced Manufacturing Park, the new community – forming around the almost 4,000 residential homes being built – the local centre development and the 300 acres of urban nature park to benefit the local and wider Rotherham community.

The project will also deliver a programme of activities related to the three strategic themes – great place to work, live and is an active community – co-produced with local stakeholders.

Hosted by South Yorkshire Housing Association, the project sits within the Enterprise Team.

The Project has an activity budget which will be grown through match funding to instigate initiatives which have a positive and sustainable impact on Waverley and the surrounding areas.

We’ve recently just started The Great Ideas project which is about supporting local people to bring their ideas to life in their neighbourhood and make it a better place to live, work and play. Find out about our upcoming events and how to apply here.

If you have a great idea for your community in Waverley, Catcliffe and Treeton, please contact the Project Lead Kris Mackay at k.mackay@syha.co.uk or 07493 86 80 57.