Norlane Community Centre has been out talking with the community and other organisations in 3214 about the best future for our community. This exploration has helped shape some clear directions for the centre. There are four main areas of focus.
1. Digital Access and Training
2. Wellbeing for All
3. Programs – What We Do
4. Community Led Governance.
|DIGITAL ACCESS + TRAINING
Over the next few years Norlane Community Centre could become a major support for people to get affordable access to both technology and the internet.
This would assist people in day to day life and open up training and job opportunities.
This would be achieved through grants and partnerships with organisations funded to work with communities to get more people self-reliant with technology. This includes people of all ages who need access for any reason.
|WELLBEING FOR ALL
Norlane Community Centre will continue to partner and grow the number of activities that help reduce isolation. These should address a need and/or get people involved in sharing common interests.
These groups will continue to be ‘owned’ by the community and the people who participate so that we can increase connections between local people.
Promote positive wellbeing for mind and body.
In addition, Norlane Community Centre staff and wellbeing team to be ‘human directories’ – able to provide information about support services in our community.
|PROGRAMS – WHAT WE DO
Norlane Community Centre will partner with organisations to deliver a network of programs in 3214.
To better plan programs across 3214, Norlane Community Centre will host quarterly agency meetings, involving community members, to plan, schedule and develop programs and activities for and with the community.
The idea is for all programs to promote and support each other and reduce feelings of isolation.
Norlane Community Centre will continue to grow a stronger Board that will always focus on the opportunities within the 3214 community.
By involving the community, planning ahead and being open, the Board will ensure the programs and services within the centre are well managed and supported.
We are still seeking community feedback on these strategic directions.
To communicate any thoughts or comments you can call the centre on 03 52758124, email [email protected] or drop personally for a chat at 39A Rose Ave, Norlane from 9-5 Weekdays.