A quick reminder about the project:
Enhancing Networks For Resilience (EN4R) is a collaboration between Southern Grampians Glenelg Primary Care Partnership (SGGPCP) and RMIT University funded through the National Disaster Resilience Grants Scheme.
In the first year, EN4R will use social network analysis as part of the methodology to explore the formal partnership of SGGPCP and the informal networks that exist
So far we have conducted semi- structured interviews with 16 SGGPCP Partner agencies and 5 interviews with other significant stakeholders
Some of the preliminary analysis of the themes identified in the interviews include:
Other themes were focussed around trust, sharing resources and interpersonal communication as well as shared language and shared objectives.
Challenges around the length of time and commitment needed to enhance networks and relationships were discussed particularly when networks and roles change.
In terms of climate change and extreme weather events:
A strong theme around the notion of "wearing two hats" also emerged.
This was described as having a professional role in the community and that this role is recognised in informal relationships. This was demonstrated by sharing health and wellbeing information with family and friends, service providers and community members in informal settings.
A comprehensive survey is about to be administered to SGGPCP Partners to collect data which will be used to create Social Network Maps.
Next Steps (continued):