The opportunities for community-based activities were pretty slim on the ground in 2021 – and yet every single Neighbourhood House across the Central Highlands region found ways to keep connections – whether deliverying online programs, making phone calls or rolling ou programs face to face when the opportunity presented (in fact, in August 2021, in the midst of lockdown changes. over 4 days, the 14 neighbourhood houses in the Central Highlands delivered an amazing $113,443* of commuity value).
Once such program was born of the connection between the local neighbourhood house manager, a GP and an endocrinologist in Clunes – a group-based lifestyle modification program entitled “Weight Off My Shoulders.” WSSB was lucky enough to partner with this incredible team to explore the value and benefit of working together in this short film – what happens for people when health practitioners and neighbourhood houses team up. Inspired much?
*As measured by the Department of Families Fairness and Housing, and analysed by Neighbourhood Houses Victoria.