Australian Neighbourhood Houses & Centres Report
As part of the celebrations of Neighbourhood Houses and Centres Week in 2011 the national report Strengthening Local Communities, Australian Neighbourhood Houses and Centres: Who we are & What we do was released. The report presents results from the national survey of Australian Neighbourhood Houses and Centres (NH&Cs) undertaken in late 2010/early 2011.
This was the first national survey of its kind and quantifies the significant role NH&Cs play in building community capacity and creating a socially inclusive society. As well as providing a picture of the Australian NH&C Sector through descriptive statistics, the report used case studies and personal stories to provide a qualitative, human dimension.
ANHCA warmly thanks all those Neighbourhood Houses and Centres that completed the first national survey. We would also like to acknowledge those who provided case studies and photographs and other useful resources which assisted in putting the report together.