ABOUT NEIGHBOURHOOD HOUSE WEEK
Neighbourhood House Week, happening across Australia on 6 -12 May 2019 (except Victoria: 10 - 17 May 2019), is a nationwide initiative to celebrate the role of neighbourhood houses in the community.
Bringing People Together
- from your neighbourhood to your nation
Recent studies have shown that loneliness and feelings of disconnect are increasingly prevalent in society, contributing to a myriad of related problems: from general physical and emotional ill-health, to depression, substance abuse, domestic violence and crime, even suicide.
Neighbourhood and Community Resource Centres work at the heart of their communities, offering activities, programs and services that support the objectives of social inclusion and address factors that can lead to social exclusion: in short, they bring people together, help combat loneliness and provide the human connection that is so vital to health and wellbeing.
The tagline to the theme: from your neighbourhood to the nation, illustrates how national health and well-being starts at the local level. Neighbourhood and Community Resource Centres help form the foundation for vibrant inclusive and connected local communities, which in turn form the foundation for a vibrant, inclusive and connected nation.
In other words: it starts at the Centre and radiates out to the nation!
Neighbourhood House Week 2019
6 - 12 May
10 - 17 May (Victoria)
RESOURCES FOR CENTRES
Linkwest has produced a number of resources to help you plan for and prepare your Neighbourhood House Week (NHW) event/s:
LOGOS, TEMPLATES AND IDEAS
Logo and template packs have been created for both Neighbourhood Houses and Neighbourhood Centres.
Please ensure you choose the pack appropriate to your State
Note: these links will take you to Google Drive, where you can download a zipped folder containing the full set of your choice.
This pack to be used by Houses in:
This pack to be used by Houses in:
This pack to be used by Centres in:
New South Wales
INCLUDED IN THE PACK...
As well as a range of logos in JPEG, GIF and PNG formats, each pack contains:
Give your members, guests, event and activity participants the opportunity to express how your Centre helps bring people together with this editable ‘speech bubble’ template. (MS Word)
NHW 2019 FAQs
Answers to a range of questions about NHW2019 (PDF)
Ideas for NHW 2019
Some event / workshop ideas to help you engage with your community. Also includes some ideas for getting the word out about your activities. (PDF)
NHW 2019 Poster and Flyer
Promote your NHW 2019 event using the A3 editable poster or A4 editable flyers (MS Word). Two poster and flyer options are provided (only one illustrated here)
Why invite your elected officials
Tips to showcase your Centre
Things to remember before and during the visit (PDF)
Customise this sample letter with your NHW2019 event information. (MS Word)
NEIGHBOURHOOD HOUSE WEEK
WHAT'S HAPPENED (IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA) IN PREVIOUS YEARS
In 2018, three Linkwest member Centres were provided with a $1,000 grant from Linkwest to assist in the staging of an event to launch Neighbourhood House Week across the State.
With a theme of Belonging, Centres showed incredible creativity to design and plan events that brought their communities together, attracted new visitors, and encouraged government officials and businesses to visit these community hubs.
Neighbourhood House Week 2016 was the biggest Western Australia has seen, with over 30 events running across the state.
2019 Events in Western Australia
Western Australians right across the State can look forward to a wonderful week of events during Neighbourhood Centre Week: open days; movie, trivia and board game nights; community breakfasts, lunches and high teas; and more.