GP down south is leading a Health and Community Services Mapping Project within the Shire of Augusta Margaret River between now and 30 June 2019. The project aims to build partnerships and better integrate and coordinate health and community services via mapping existing services and identifying gaps or areas of need within the region.
To do this we require the input of this community to ensure all areas of social, health and community based services are evaluated. Health and community service providers and community peer support groups will be invited to participate in the project via focus groups, consultations and online surveys between Nov 2018 & June 2019. This project is being coordinated by Clare Wood who has been engaged as the Community Partnerships Officer by GP down south. A final report will provide an analysis of health and community service gaps within the Shire and recommendations for the future. The report will be accessible to all stakeholders who participate in the project and will be presented to the community at a community forum event. The Health and Community Services Mapping Project is a collaboration between GP Down South and the Shire of Augusta Margaret River and is funded by the Western Australian Primary Health Care Alliance.
GP down south is an exemplary not-for-profit community organisation. We have been providing health and wellbeing services in the Peel regions and the South West of WA since 1994.