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The theme of Neighbourhood House Week – loneliness: the solution is community – is a particularly poignant one this year.

“More than ever the meaning and significance of houses has been brought to the forefront,” she said.

“We’re all experiencing it differently and the solution is to stay connected as a community.

“People are really stepping up to the challenge and they are turning, in many cases, to their neighbourhood houses.

“It’s about advocating and providing spaces of engagement and social interaction, but neighbourhood houses do much within the community.

“Houses are holding classes online, delivering food, printing out school materials, providing internet access and welfare. We’re really doing a lot of community triage sort of work at the moment.”

#NHW2020Β Neighbourhood Houses VictoriaΒ Neighbourhood Houses Gippsland

Penalties for Mine Fire Charges

“I strongly feel it is a ridiculously low figure given the long term and immediate impacts that this event had on the community but also the severity of the charges,” Tracie Lund from Morwell Neighbourhood House said.

#frontdoorstepproject #NHWeek2020

This is a community collaboration between Morwell Neighbourhood House Leigh Thomas Music & Ross Henning. #frontdoorstepproject is a worldwide movement of photographers capturing their local communities during lock down. We decided join the movement to capture messages of support from our Latrobe families. It is our hope that these messages make you smile and help to make a small difference during these uncertain times.

The Morwell Neighbourhood House vision “Empowering our people to be united & resilient with a focus on well-being, and connections. Demonstrating support to our community as they define, strive and achieve their identified aspirations.”

Morning Star was written by @https://www.facebook.com/leighthomasmusic/ as the Corona Virus and lockdown situation began to escalate, and it was becoming evident that humanity was facing its darkest hour in recent history. In such times, those who can be relied upon for strength, kindness and self sacrifice are the guiding lights and pillars that those in need can turn to, both on an individual and communal level. The song is one of gratefulness to them, and of hope that they will always remain, and each of us can learn from and adopt some their qualities

Impacts of stock pilling

Think twice about stockpiling.

πŸ‘‰Stockpiling hurts our most vulnerable community members.Β πŸ‘‰They have limited income to purchase their groceries and often only buy what they need for that week.
πŸ‘‰If they go to the stores and the basics have been wiped off the shelves, they can’t afford to travel from town to town looking for those items.
πŸ‘‰Stockpiling puts added pressure of emergency relief and foodbank services as more people are finding themselves without access to the basicΒ items to get by. They then need to seek more support from charities.
πŸ‘‰increase in demand on chairities = increase costs to the tight budgets these services have to do the work they do.
πŸ‘‰Β Want to support our most vulnerable community members.
πŸ‘‰Stop stockpiling and if you have stockpiled consider donating a small amount to your local emergency relief services.

Think twice about stockpiling.

Think twice about stockpiling.

πŸ‘‰Stockpiling hurts our most vulnerable community members.Β πŸ‘‰They have limited income to purchase their groceries and often only buy what they need for that week.
πŸ‘‰If they go to the stores and the basics have been wiped off the shelves, they can’t afford to travel from town to town looking for those items.
πŸ‘‰Stockpiling puts added pressure of emergency relief and foodbank services as more people are finding themselves without access to the basicΒ items to get by. They then need to seek more support from charities.
πŸ‘‰increase in demand on charities = increase costs to the tight budgets these services have to do the work they do.
πŸ‘‰Β Want to support our most vulnerable community members.
πŸ‘‰Stop stockpiling and if you have stockpiled consider donating a small amount to your local emergency relief services.

Foodbanks

Community services across Gippsland are struggling to keep up with demand saying panic-buying in supermarkets is impacting their supply. #9News

Posted by 9 News Gippsland on Wednesday, 4 March 2020

Neighbourhood House urges people to think before stockpiling toilet paper

“In some cases people are missing out, and in the worst cases people are going hungry, and for a lot of people even coming into the food bank is a very confronting experience.

“I think people need to think twice before they buy, because do you really need it, or do you have enough? Who is missing out and who am I impacting?”

Lawn Mower Bank

Operating since 2012 our lawn mower bank has helped over 1,000 people mow their lawns. The lawn mower bank is a free service that anyone in Latrobe Valley can access. It operates on a trust model. The service addresses the barriers of cost and access to lawn mowing equipment.

TAFE Gippsland Pamper Day

We have been holding Pamper Days with TAFE Gippsland for the last four years.

This little video explains what we do and why it is so important.

 

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