The Central West Gippsland PCP has achieved significant success in promoting individual and communities’ ability to access healthy, affordable and appropriate food in the Latrobe and Baw Baw LGA’s.
Due to food insecurity in the catchment, the Central West Gippsland PCP facilitated the development of Food Security Coalitions in Baw Baw and Latrobe.
The Baw Baw Food Security Coalition was established in 2012 and has delivered over 174 interventions to improve food security in the Baw Baw Shire resulting in improved food security, increased collaboration and action, improved access and availability to healthy food, and fruit and vegetable consumption above the state average:
Food Security: Baw Baw
The Latrobe Food Security Coalition, known as Food For All Latrobe Valley, was established in October 2018 and is currently implementing its first food security action plan:
Food Security: Latrobe
‘Pit Stop’ Project
A collaborative project to deliver the Men’s Health initiative ‘Pit Stop’ across the catchment, including the delivery of events and conduction of health screening checks. The project also explores the effectiveness of interventions to support mens’ health initiatives in Gippsland, recognising the health discrepancies seen between men and women and particularly seen in the rural setting.
Pit Stop Project
Falls Prevention Project
CWGPCP was funded by the Department of Health to run a 12 month project around falls prevention for people with dementia and their carers.
Falls Prevention Project
Social Outings Guide
The Social Outings: Accessible Social Guide for Latrobe aims to promote a more inclusive community through providing descriptions of accessibility at a variety of public places. The guide includes sections on parks and walks, libraries, markets, opportunity shops, services, sporting facilities and transport.
Social Outings Guide project
Physical Activity Mapping Report – Central West Gippsland
In 2011, CWGPCP’s Active Choices project worker completed a physical activity (PA) mapping project across Baw Baw and Latrobe. The project aimed to gather a range of information about current PA options in the Central West Gippsland catchment, in particular the extent to which PA providers currently take steps to encourage participation from minority groups. A survey was developed with contribution from GippSport’s Access for All Abilities Co-ordinator and the Healthy and Active Communities Network.
Physical Activity Mapping Report 2011 – The full report on the project, including project outcomes to date and future opportunities for CWGPCP members working in the PA arena.
Active and Inclusive Communities Resource Kit
CWGPCP, in partnership with GippSport, developed an Active and Inclusive Communities Resource Kit to provide practical strategies for clubs and physical activity providers to be more welcoming and inclusive.
Baw Baw & Latrobe Valley Community Kitchens Cookbook Project
Members of Community Kitchens in Baw Baw and Latrobe Valley have produced a cookbook.
Volunteers contributed many of the recipes and health workers collated them into a book.
Hard copies of the cookbook have been produced for Community Kitchen groups but you are welcome to download or print off a copy:
Gippsland Community Kitchens Cookbook