The 16 Regional Neighbourhood House Networks operate across the State in a variety of ways. At the local or Network level the Networks provide local support and advocacy for Houses and Centres in that Network. They are autonomous, community-managed and incorporated bodies. Their work is varied and complex, and is reflective of the requirements of their member houses and centres, the communities of these houses and centres, the broader sector, and the community at large.
Networks are also an integral part of the NH and LC sector. Their relationships with their member houses and centres, with each other and with the ANHLC, other organisations and the broader community are an essential element of the sector. Networks play a key role in representing the views and needs of members and act as an interface between members and the ANHLC, local government and state governments, other organisations and the broader community. Their governance and operational training and support enhance the capacity of their members to operate effectively to meet funding requirements and local community needs.
Networks receive recurrent funding from DHS and in some cases from local government. Many Networks also access a variety of other sources for diverse project funding. Membership numbers, geographical size and number of hours funded vary widely. Networks are funded for 10 to 36 staff hours or the equivalent per week and have a membership of 9 to 70 Houses/Centres.
For more information about Networks and their contact details see the attached document. NH Networks: an information resource.
|ANHLC Board and Networks meeting dates 2012||7.59 KB|
|NH Networks Information Resource Sept 2012||2.69 MB|