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    • Localising the SDG's

      Over the past few months you may have noticed us talking about the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. On Wednesday 9th of September we a launching a monthly webinar each focusing on one of the 17 goals. The first goal we are discussing is number 3, Good Health and Well-being which is particularly pertinent given the current climate and increasing levels of loneliness. The first two webinars are available for registration now SDG 3 Good Health and Well-being 9 September 1pm AEST SDG 10 Reduced Inequalities 30 September 2pm AEST

    • Looking to the Future: A Post COVID World

      Watch the Zoom here Almost overnight, neighbourhood houses were forced to transform their service model in response to the coronavirus pandemic. From developing working from home arrangements and moving classes online, to takeaway food deliveries, and embracing new technologies as a way of staying connected to communities – it has been a steep, yet highly beneficial learning curve. It’s forced our sector out of its comfort zone by pushing us to experiment, develop and innovate. As we start to re-open, a new normal arises. It’s time to look to the future, taking in all we’ve experienced in the last three months, and how we can apply it moving forward. This session with Strategic Futurist Marcus Barber will challenge you to consider the bigger picture and how your organisation can navigate and thrive in a post COVID world.

    • Bushfire Relief Fund Recipients

      In November of 2019, communities across Queensland and NSW were devastated by catastrophic bushfires. Houses and centres in impacted areas worked tirelessly to provide services to people who had lost or were unable to access their homes. Once again, houses and centres demonstrated the crucial role we play in supporting our communities in times of crisis and in assisting our community in recovery during the aftermath of disaster. To offer our solidarity, in the final week of November, Australian Neighbourhood Houses & Centres led a national campaign, encouraging houses and centres across Australia to host a fundraising events/ initiatives, to support communities impacted by the Queensland and New South Wales fires. In response to this our nation-wide sector came together to raise $10,000 in support of houses and centres in affected areas. Thank you for your incredible work to strengthen community resilience and assist in recovery. The centres that will receive these necessary funds are; Uralla Neighbourhood Centre Eden Community Access Centre Snowy Mountains Neighbourhood Centre Granite Belt Neighbourhood Centre

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    • No Poverty | ANHCA

      Why it matters What we are doing About the goal Our targets About the Goal Everybody should have enough money or resources for the basic needs of life – enough food for oneself and for one’s family; a roof over one’s head; and resources to cover clothing, education and health expenses. Poverty has many dimensions, but its causes include unemployment, social exclusion, and high vulnerability of certain populations to disasters, diseases and other phenomena which prevent them from being productive. Growing inequality is detrimental to economic growth and undermines social cohesion, increasing political and social tensions and, in some circumstances, driving instability and conflicts. Why it Matters 3.25 million Australians live below the poverty line 700,000 of those are children under 15 60% of people on Youth Allowance live below the poverty line What Neighbourhood Houses & Centres are doing It is hard to pinpoint exactly how Neighbourhood houses and centres work towards No Poverty because it is so deeply ingrained in our day to day operations. We work towards this goal without even realising it. ​ ​ Across our houses you will typically see food parcels being available to vulnerable members of our community, healthy and nutritious lunches that bring the community together, programs that help people find financial independence. ​ At a state and national level we are championing the raise the rate campaign and lobbying ministers for a change in reform. Localising the SDGs No Poverty Speakers ​ Mary Wooldridge: Former LNP Minister for Mental Health, Community Services, Disability and Womens Affairs Dr Jemery Baskin: Fellow, Melbourne School of Government and Melbourne Law School, University of Melbourne Minna Yikanno, Head of Research team at Kela Dalal Smiley - CEO Wellsprings or Women (VIC) Gaelle Gouillou- CEO Spiers Centre (WA) Our Targets

    • Good Health & Wellbeing | ANHCA

      Why it matters What we are doing About the goal Our targets About the Goal To ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages. Ensuring healthy lives and promoting well-being for all at all ages is important to building prosperous societies. Concerted efforts are required to achieve universal health coverage and sustainable financing for health; address the growing burden of non-communicable diseases, tackle antimicrobial resistance and environmental factors contributing to ill health. Why it Matters 1 in 4 are currently experiencing an episode of lonliness x2 The Indigenous suicide rate is double that of the general population 63% of Australians over 18 are overweight or obese What Neighbourhood Houses & Centres are doing Good Health and Well-being is multifaceted, therefore the way in which Neighbourhood houses and centres address this Sustainable Development Goal differs greatly. Across our Houses/ Centres there are healthy cooking classes, exercise groups, and gardening to promote physical health, but there are also art classes and social groups, such as Men's Shed targeted towards building mental health within the community. Localising the SDGs: A Community Based Approach to Global Issues All Videos All Videos Play Video This video isn't available right now. Check again later. Share Whole Channel This Video Facebook Twitter Pinterest Tumblr Copy Link Link Copied Search video... Now Playing zoom_0 01:27:02 Play Video Now Playing Localising the SDGs No Poverty 01:25:29 Play Video

    • Home | Australian Neighbourhood Houses and Centres Association

      Who We Are We represent over 1000 Community & Neighbourhood Houses and Centres across Australia. While they all may look at little different on the outside, at the core of each house/ centre is their commitment to support their communities. ANHCA Public Fund for DGR ANHCA is legally able to direct funds to other entities to support the activity and work of Neighbourhood Houses/Centres throughout Australia, as outlined in our statement of purposes. Supporting Stronger Communities Grant We are proud to be partnering with Sidney Myer Fund to provide the Supporting Stronger Communities grants program. SDGs We are actively working within the United Nations Sustainable Developments Goals Events Check out our exicting upcoming events! The Australian Neighbourhood Houses and Centres Association (ANHCA) is the national peak body for Neighbourhood Houses and Centres in Australia. Find out more Neighbourhood Houses and Centres There are over 1,000 neighbourhood houses and centres across Australia. ​ The shared vital elements of all houses and centres is that they provide a diverse and constantly evolving range of positive social, health, educational and economic outcomes for individuals, families and communities, particularly for those experiencing disadvantage. 1,000+ locations That's the number of neighbourhood houses or centres across metro and regional Australia, serving their local communities. 17 Goals Together our houses and centres work within the United Nations' 17 Sustainable Development Goals to create a better future. All offering Different projects, programs, classes and events across Australia to promote positive outcomes for their community. ANHCA Public Fund for DGR The ANHCA Public Fund for DGR assists eligible Neighbourhood Houses and Centres to receive tax deductible donations from individuals and businesses and apply for project funding from philanthropic trusts and foundations. Find out more Events Find more events

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