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Meet our Volunteers of The Year!

Meet our Volunteers of The Year!

May 15th, 2024 - Rebecca Smith

“Just do it online.” Easier said than done! With core services increasingly moving to remote delivery, many community members are digitally excluded from participation in daily life.


Our shared stories: celebrating together

April 10th, 2024 - Rebecca Smith

Cultural Diversity Week was celebrated a little late at our house this year, but it was worth the wait!

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Our house, in the middle of our street

February 14th, 2024 - Rebecca Smith

Do you know who “owns” Kensington Neighbourhood House? Out of curiosity, we asked this question in our recent participant survey.

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Give what you can, take what you need

November 15th, 2023 - Rebecca Smith

Not knowing where your next meal is coming from is a sad reality for many people. The official term for this is “food insecurity”. It’s an ever-increasing problem, even in the gentrified suburbs of Kensington and Flemington.

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Move it or lose it!

August 16th, 2023 - Rebecca Smith

Even the most dedicated couch potatoes among us can no longer ignore the evidence. To stay well, live longer and enjoy our lives, we all need to move more.

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Make the most of winter and learn something new!

July 12th, 2023 - Rebecca Smith

Winter can be a tough season in inner-city Melbourne. The days are short, the weather is grey, and in our high-density neighbourhoods it may feel like the walls are closing in.

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Connecting through creating

May 17th, 2023 - Rebecca Smith

In our busy world, opportunities for younger and older people to connect and learn from one another are few and far between. Yet research has shown that intergenerational connections benefit everyone.

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Kensington Community Fresh Food Market

February 15th, 2023 - North West City News

If you live in Kensington, you probably know that locals have been interested in sustainability and climate focused projects for many years.

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Tins for Treasure!

November 16th, 2022 - Rebecca Smith

Do you have any idea how many random items accumulate at a neighbourhood house over the years? In our case, the answer is “a LOT.”

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Screens off, gumboots on, nature to the rescue!

October 12th, 2022 - Rebecca Smith

Ever heard of “nature deficit disorder”? By the end of our sixth lockdown, I can bet you were feeling it, even without knowing the buzzword.

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