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  • Peace, Justice & Strong Institutions | ANHCA

    Why it matters What we are doing About the goal Our targets About the Goal By promoting peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, we provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels. This goal is critical in achieving all the Sustainable Development Goals as we need effective and inclusive public institutions that can deliver quality education and healthcare, fair economic policies and inclusive environmental protection. Why it Matters 1 in 6 women have experienced at least one incident of domestic violence 13th Australia ranks 13th on the International Corruption Perceptions 28% of people in prison are Indigenous Australians yet make up 3.3% of the population What Neighbourhood Houses & Centres are doing Neighbourhood Houses and Centres are committed to reaching peace, justice and strong institutions through connecting with and referring community members to organisations that provide resources to people in need of legal and/or social assistance, such as Auspice other community organisations Community advocacy Community information/ Citizens Advice Bureau Grant writing support Referral (informal & formal) Our Targets

  • Quality Education | ANHCA

    About the goal Why it matters What we are doing Our targets About the Goal Quality education is a crucial element of the Sustainable Development Goals, as it improves the overall quality of life and is important in securing a successful future. Ensuring that quality education is accessible for is a major factor of achieving this goal as many people are left out of the mainstream system in Australia. Additionally, promoting lifelong learning will ​ Australia's adult literacy and numeracy rates pose a significant problem. Results from the Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) indicate that many Australians have literacy skills that are at a level that makes them vulnerable to unemployment and social exclusion. “We need a national lifelong learning policy that includes an adult literacy strategy, in order to create a fairer and more equitable Australia" ​ Why it Matters Young people who fail to finish high school face the prospect of long term poverty 1 in 3 1 in 3 Australians struggles to find and keep work because of low literacy 60% of young people from low socio economic backgrounds don't complete high school What Neighbourhood Houses & Centres are doing Neighbourhood Houses and Centres are working with Learn Local and other partners to target those who have been left out of the education system. We attract unemployed adults looking to up-skill, early school leavers who were disenchanted by the mainstream education system, new migrants who are looking to build their language skills, older Australians who want to learn digital skills, and people with disabilities looking for a safe and positive environment. By supporting people through education we are helping them find further education, employment, a sense of belonging and social connection. All of which is invaluable. ​ Maleny Flexi School , run by Maleny Neighbourhood House, exemplifies this, supporting over 30 students who engage in different aspects of vocational development training along with the basic subjects of English and Maths. The students of Maleny Flexi School feel they belong. It is a place where they can complete their studies at their own pace and engage in activities that will assist them in vocational development. For some students the smaller school community at Flexi is a lot less daunting than the larger high school community Our Targets

  • SDG's for NCHC's | ANHCA

    SDG's for Neighbourhood and Community Houses and Centres

  • Life Below Water | ANHCA

    Why it matters What we are doing About the goal Our targets About the Goal Life below water is a crucial sustainable development goal as it works to conserve and sustainably use the world's oceans, seas and marine resources. Maintaining healthy oceans supports climate change mitigation and adaptation efforts. However the ocean is threatened by increasing levels of debris, which has huge impacts upon the environment, biodiversity and the economy. ​ The ocean is such an important part of Australias livelihood as, much of Australia relies on the ocean for living and working, with much of our tourism industry relying on our beaches and Great Barrier Reef. Why it Matters 20% of the worlds reefs are destroyed without recovery >3 billion people depend on marine and coastal biodiversity for their livelihoods 40% of the ocean is heavily affected by pollution What Neighbourhood Houses & Centres are doing Neighbourhood Houses and Centres work towards meeting life below water through employing sustainable environmental practices that reduce run-off and pollution which impact upon our water ways. Houses and centres across Australia use water tanks to promote sustainable water usage and grow organic gardens that reduce water consumption and run-off. Our Targets

  • Responsible Consumption & Production | ANHCA

    Why it matters What we are doing About the goal Our targets About the Goal Goal 12 aims to ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns to reduce environmental degradation. If we do not act to change our consumption and production patterns, we will cause irreversible dam-age to our environment. There are many aspects of consumption that with simple changes can have a big impact on society as a whole. For example, about one third of the food produced for human consumption each year is lost or wasted. Not only with responsible consumption and production can we reduce our environmental impact but we can divert wasted resources to where they are needed most. By recycling and donating clothing we reduce the amount of water used to make garments and stop them going to landfill while simultaneously reducing poverty. Why it Matters 3 planets In 2050, almost 3 planets are required to sustain current lifestyles. $1 trillion worth of food ends up in bins - one third of all food produced 0.5% of the worlds water is accessible and drinkable for people What Neighbourhood Houses & Centres are doing Neighbourhood Houses and Centres work towards promoting responsible consumption and product through partnering with food saving companies such as Second Bite, to redistribute perfectly good food that would have gone to landfill to families in need. Some houses and centres also offer fix it services, where people can take broken items to be fixed by members of the House/ Centre, instead of buying a new item. By promoting responsible consumption and production we also minimise poverty within the community. Our Targets

  • Affordable & Clean Energy | ANHCA

    Why it matters What we are doing About the goal Our targets About the Goal Access to affordable and clean energy that is reliable supports all sectors and facilitates growth. In recent history, much of our energy has come from fossil fuels, such as coal, gas or oil, but burning carbon fuels produces large amounts of greenhouse gases which cause climate change, resulting in harmful impacts of the environment and people's well-being. Global usage of electricity is rising rapidly, and fossil fuels are not easily replenished. Moving to renewable energies such as wind, water and solar will ensure that everyone has access to energy long after fossil fuels have been depleted. Why it Matters 1 in 8 Australians cannot pay their electricity bill 6.2% of total energy consumption was from renewable sources in 2019 Top 10 Australia ranks in the top 10 for solar capacity What Neighbourhood Houses & Centres are doing Australia is plentiful is natural resources, with a high number of sun hours and plenty of space for wind farms, Australia can move towards creating sustainable energy. To reduce their carbon emissions, some of our houses/ centres have solar panels that power themselves. Other services that meet this goal include: Disaster relief Grant writing support Reception for hub/ other services Visitor/ tourist information Community advocacy ​ Emerald Community House ECH's recent total renovation of the old Emerald Bakehouse in the centre of Emerald is the first business site to operate totally of the grid as a community accessible space. Our Targets

  • Feed Appeal Training | Australian Neighbour

    Training for Feed Appeal Grant

  • Privacy | Australian Neighbour

    Privacy Policy Australian Neighbourhood Houses and Centres Assoication (ANHCA) is committed to safeguarding your privacy online. Australian Neighbourhood Houses and Centres Assoication has created this privacy statement in order to demonstrate our firm commitment to privacy. The following discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices for Australian Neighbourhood Houses and Centres Assoication. Australian Neighbourhood Houses and Centres Assoication does not collect personally identifiable information about individuals except when such individuals specifically provide such information on a voluntary basis. For example, such personally identifiable information may be gathered from the registration process for subscription or services and in connection with content submissions, community postings (e.g., forums), suggestions and transactional areas. Personally identifiable information on individual users will not be sold or otherwise transferred to unaffiliated third parties without the approval of the user at the time of collection. At such points of collection, the user will have the opportunity to indicate whether he or she would like to "opt out" of receiving promotional and/or marketing information about other products, services and offerings and/or any third parties. Further, notwithstanding any opt out of promotional information by the user, we reserve the right to contact a subscriber regarding account status, changes to the subscriber agreement and other matters relevant to the underlying service and/or the information collected. We do reserve the right to perform statistical analyses of user behaviour and characteristics in order to measure interest in and use of the various areas of the site and to inform advertisers of such information as well as the number of users that have been exposed to or clicked on their advertising banners. Upon request, we will allow any user to "opt out" of further promotional contacts at any time. Additionally upon request, we will use reasonable efforts to allow users to update/correct personal information previously submitted which the user states is erroneous to the extent such activities will not compromise privacy or security interests. Also, upon a user's request, we will use commercially reasonable efforts to functionally delete the user and his or her personal information from its database; however, it may be impossible to delete a user's entry without some residual information because of backups and records of deletions. Access to the database containing personal information is restricted to Australian Neighbourhood Houses and Centres Association staff members with direct responsibility for customer service or management of the website. Authorised staff members are not allowed to pass on information about members to non-authorised staff without the express permission of the Managing Director. Australian Neighbourhood Houses and Centres Association reserves the right to change this policy at any time by notifying users of the existence of a new privacy statement. This statement and the policies outlined herein are not intended to and do not create any contractual or other legal rights in or on behalf of any party. Your data may also be available to our website provider to enable us and them to deliver their service to us, carry out analysis and research on demographics, interests and behaviour of our users and supporters to help us gain a better understanding of them to enable us to improve our services. This may include connecting data we receive from you on the website to data available from other sources. Your personally identifiable data will only be used where it is necessary for the analysis required, and where your interests for privacy are not deemed to outweigh their legitimate interests in developing new services for us. In the case of this activity the following will apply: Your data will be made available to our website provider The data that may be available to them include any of the data we collect as described in this policy. Our website provider will not transfer your data to any other third party, or transfer your data outside of the EEA. They will store your data for a maximum of 7 years. This processing does not affect your rights as detailed in this privacy policy. Choice/Opt-Out Our site provides users the opportunity to opt-out of receiving communications. This site gives users the following options for removing their information from our database to not receive future communications or to no longer receive our service: 1. You can send email to emma@anhca.org 2. You can call the following telephone number: (03) 9602 1228 If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this website, you can contact : Australian Neighbourhood Houses and Centres Association Shop B41, Level 4 744 Bourke Street Docklands VIC 3008 Telephone: (03) 9602 1228 Email: emma@anhca.org ​ ​ ​ ​

  • Research | Australian Neighbour

    Research Publications Find research reports and publications on issues and topics of relevance to the neighbourhood and community houses and centres sector. List Title This is a Paragraph. Click on "Edit Text" or double click on the text box to start editing the content and make sure to add any relevant details or information that you want to share with your visitors. List Title This is a Paragraph. Click on "Edit Text" or double click on the text box to start editing the content and make sure to add any relevant details or information that you want to share with your visitors. List Title This is a Paragraph. Click on "Edit Text" or double click on the text box to start editing the content and make sure to add any relevant details or information that you want to share with your visitors. List Title This is a Paragraph. Click on "Edit Text" or double click on the text box to start editing the content and make sure to add any relevant details or information that you want to share with your visitors.