Neighbourhood Houses are known by many different names. These names include:
- Community Houses
- Activity and Learning Centres
- Neighbourhood Centres
- Neighbourhood Houses
Neighbourhood Houses are managed by volunteer committees and paid staff. They offer many opportunities for volunteer participation in all aspects of the house activities and management. Good quality affordable childcare and playgroups are offered at some houses.
Activities are generally run at low or no cost to participants.
Community Learning Centres and Neighbourhood Houses offer a variety of:
- personal training groups;
- workshops and demonstrations;
- information and referral services;
- tax help; and
- community meals
Facilities and services may include:
- meeting rooms;
- playgroups and childcare;
- office services;
- internet and computer use;
- and much, much more.
Council supports five Neighbourhood Houses in the Greater Shepparton area: