About Neighbourhood Houses/Centres

Neighbourhood Houses/Centres (the generic term) are locally run and operated organisations that bring together people in a given community to respond to issues of importance to them.

This means that within each different and unique Neighbourhood House (united by a shared community development approach) you might see:

  • a young parents’ playgroup
  • a community meeting to address a local problem
  • a volunteer gardening and home maintenance crew heading out to assist vulnerable people
  • planning for a community event
  • a community shed or garden full of busy people
  • a group of people talking over a cup of tea
  • a social enterprise providing employment and training to local people
  • a multicultural group learning English or
  • food parcels and emergency relief help.