ANHLC Members Survey 2011 Key Findings
The annual ANHLC members’ survey is one of the most important things ANHLC does. Our capacity to promote and grow the sector relies on having current and credible evidence.
In 2011, 248 NHs participated in the annual ANHLC survey, representing 63% of all NHs in Victoria. See below for a summary of results and key findings prepared for the ANHLC Annual Conference 2012 by Angela Savage and David Perry.
It is vital that we have the evidence to back up our arguments. We need data that demonstrates our value to governments at all levels. And when large numbers of our members participate, the ANHLC members’ survey produces this data.
The current (2011) annual members’ survey serves not one but three purposes:
Results contribute to a national dataset that provides the national peak body ANHCA with information to work on issues pay equity and DGR for Neighbourhood Houses.
Results also provide ANHLC with statewide data to make valid arguments for increased NHCP funding and to monitor the impact of state government policies on Neighbourhood Houses and their communities.
Answers also provide NH Networks with data to advocate at the regional level.
One NH networker said: ‘For networks, there is nothing better than a complete set of data that you can use to promote and advocate for your Houses at the regional and LGA level… I can now tell my local politicians with confidence that 2% of the region’s entire population visits a Neighbourhood House each week!’
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