Doncaster is a town in South Yorkshire. Alongside the town, its surrounding suburbs and settlements form part of the Metropolitan Borough of Doncaster.

  • Population size: 310,000 (2018, ONS UK)
  • Area: 568km²

Place Plans:

The Doncaster Place Plan refresh 2019-22 sets out how partners and services will continue to work together to offer coordinated services for local people.

The Place Plan is based on a four layered model, focusing on:

  • Supporting communities to thrive: working more closely with the voluntary, community and faith sectors.
    • Investing in a range of local, non-clinical services to support the health and emotional wellbeing of local people.
  • Developing a ‘front door system’,
    • To get people to the right place, first time
  • Joining up care and support at home.
    • People can recover quickly and easily if they are supported at home
  • Protecting specialist services to be used more appropriately.
    • To help reduce the demand for hospital and emergency care through better signposting and awareness raising of alternative service

New Initiatives:

System Plans and Developments:

  • Rough sleeping in Doncaster town centre dropped by 70% thanks to a concentrated action plan by the Complex Lives Alliance involving partners from key public and the third sector.
  • Doncaster has been successful in their joint bid (with Rotherham) to pilot the national Children and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAHMS) trailblazer. The pilot is one of 25 phase one pilots to trial mental health support in schools and a four week waiting time to access specialist CAMHS.
  • Doncaster is one of ten areas nationally in a drive to save lives by detecting lung cancer early.

Residents report being in:

  • 43.6% very good health and 34.1 % good health
  • 15.1% fair health
  • 5.6% bad health and 1.6% very bad health


Source: Local Government Association

Healthy Life Expectancy at Birth 2015/17:

  • 61.8 (male), 61.1 (female) - England (as comparison) 63.4 / 63.8

Source: *Data taken from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government English Indices of Deprivation 2019

Local Government Association

SYB ICS Five Year Plan (2019-2024)*

  • 50.4% female to 49.6% male*
  • 50 to 54 is predominantly age band (22,276 people out of 310,542)
  • 95.3% White (majority) and 2.5% Asian/Asian British (second majority)

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