Our Neighbourhood centres work with communities in response to a range of place-based issues and opportunities.
Our neighbourhood centres have capacity for flexibility and responsiveness and to shift priorities and resources as new needs emerge.
We work in ways that engage local people in local solutions that will build community capacity.
Neighbourhood Centres provide:
- Learning Opportunities: groups and classes that have a focus on forming community connections, enhancing well-being and resilience
- Social support and networking including the opportunity to link and form relationships, to volunteer and to be involved.
- Prevention: by relieving isolation, loneliness and boredom, and building the sense of trust, safety and belonging, the Neighbourhood Centre activities can reduce the need for expensive and intensive services.
- Sustainability: to enable sustainability of the local community’s wellbeing through addressing a range of needs
- Social Justice: to address social justice issues through awareness raising, community education and social action
- Infrastructure: Neighbourhood Centres aim to be accessible, safe and welcoming for all community members.