What is a Neighbourhood House?
Neighbourhood Houses bring people together to connect, learn and contribute in their local community through social, educational, recreational and support activities, using a unique community development approach.
Community development enables communities to identify and address their own needs. It starts from the assumption that communities have existing strengths and assets that make them part of the solution.
Neighbourhood Houses welcome people from all walks of life. This inclusive approach creates opportunities for individuals and groups to enrich their lives through connections they might not otherwise make, strengthening networks and building social capital.
The term ‘governance’ refers to a Not For Profit organisation’s Board and its collective legal responsibility as an incorporated association, company limited by guarantee or cooperative, according to the Associations Incorporation Act 1981, and the organisation’s rules.
Overall Governance of the Gellibrand Community House is guided through the State sectors of:
- State Government Victoria – Department of Health and Human Services;
- Neighbourhood Houses Victoria, and:
- Barwon Network of Community Houses.
Local Governance of the Gellibrand Community House is guided by a Committee of Management:
|Treasurer||Normal Committee Members|