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Veteran Community
Needs Framework

Founded on 5 Elements of Wellbeing


The evidence from those who specialise in the field of wellbeing is that there are five essential elements of wellbeing. They are the universal elements of wellbeing that differentiate a thriving life from one spent suffering.


They are:

  • Career Wellbeing: how you occupy your time or simply liking what you do every day

  • Social Wellbeing: having strong relationships and love in your life

  • Financial Wellbeing: effectively managing your economic life

  • Physical Wellbeing: having good health and enough energy to get things done on a daily basis

  • Community Wellbeing: the sense of engagement you have with the area where you live

A practical application of these is presented very effectively in this Open Arms website about Living Well.

10 Veteran Community Needs Framework


To achieve wellbeing for our veteran community (based on both serving and ex-serving veterans) in Townsville, and to assist with the Transition, Connection and Integration of members of our community, we need a framework for the application of resources and the measurement of the benefits to the Veteran Community.


This 10 Veteran Community Needs Framework is based on the outcomes from the veteran forum conducted by DVA in Canberra in August 2019, adapted from the Australian Health and Welfare (AIHW) Wellbeing Domains Model. We have added elements from the World Health Organisation's Human Security Framework and adjusted them to conform to the emerging Defence Joint Transition Authority's framework. We also found it useful to qualify the Needs.


The Board confirmed this model in Dec 2019, which is applied to Service Delivery Operations at The Oasis Townsville.

These are the 10 Veteran COmmunity Needs that the Oasis Townsville uses as a framework for supporting veterans and their families.

Another useful framework is represented in this Swinburne University of Technology Community Services Outcomes Tree. This is a useful resource for understanding the layer below the above frameworks. It is being incorporated into our Outcomes and Impact Reporting. 

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