Romsey Neighbourhood House

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At Romsey Neighbourhood House we aim to respond to the identified needs of the community through delivering a range of activities, programs and community initiatives to meet the social, health, wellbeing, vocational and recreational needs of the community. Through providing a friendly and positive space, we are committed to ensuring community members of all ages feel valued and welcome to be part of the House and all it offers. Thus supporting individuals to become active, engaged members of the local community and to be empowered to have a say and be heard. This fosters a sense of belonging and greater connectedness to the wider community. We are committed to working prevent social isolation and associated mental health issues through advocacy, support and linkage into wider services.

Growing

Empowering and fostering personal growth and fulfillment

Connecting

Individuals to feel a part of their wider community

Community

Working together to build a stronger and more vibrant community with a greater sense of belonging and a priority to reaching the most vulnerable and disadvantaged

Volunteering with RNH

We are always looking for people to join our team of volunteers at the Romsey Neighbourhood House. Volunteering in your local community has a wealth of personal and community benefits. It’s a great way to share skills, meet people and make friends and help grow the community spirit. We are looking for people with a broad range of skills from administration, grant writing, to working parties and beyond. If you have skills you’d like to share or a willingness to work alongside others in a community setting, we’d love to hear from you. Call in for a chat or phone us on 5429 6724. Volunteering connects you to others and brings fun and fulfillment. How about giving it a try? RNH is an approved mutual obligation provider for Centrelink.


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Social Connection

“Connection is why we're here. We are hardwired to connect with others, it's what gives purpose and meaning to our lives, and without it there is suffering.” ― Brené Brown

Our vision and mission is to grow a strong community by fostering connectedness within the community. When an individual feel connected and supported they are less vulnerable to abuse, mental illness and generally they would feel better in themselves. When a community are connected, it provide the grounds for hope for a better futures. The strengthening of this social interactions within the community, empower the community to work together to address their needs, reduce fragmentation and isolation.

Romsey Co-Op

An innovative and exciting community-driven initiative; a multi faceted community social enterprise space run entirely by local volunteers.


The initial stage of development which start in 2019 Dec, the Co-op shopfront, is a retail space where local people are offered the opportunity to sell their crafts and homemade goods.


The second stage is the development of a hairdressing salon at the back of the Romsey Community Co-Op that prides itself in friendly, local service, and sustainable and environmentally friendly products. Dedicated to giving incredible quality service in a tranquil and relaxing environment.


With the generous contributions of donors and volunteer tradespeople our brand new Community Commercial Kitchen and meal preparation space finally come to fruitition . This kitchen will greatly enhance our capacity to provide continued support to the community by providing low cost, healthy cooked meals for distribution from the Co-op shopfront, whilst also encouraging local participation and volunteering opportunities for community socialisation and unity. Our Commercial Kitchen is also available to hire at affordable rates.


Our current stage of the Co-Op is to establish a Barista area, "Coffee n' Meet", which serve as a meeting hub for our local and to run our social connection sessions. Coffee n' Meet" is also the training ground for our youth initiative - "Barista in Training". It is aim to assist our youth and those who want to work in hospitality to gain knowledge and practical.

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Community Support & Referral Service

  • Provide referral and advocacy service for people in need (including people affected by domestic violence, people living in isolation, people with mental health support need, people living with disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, people who are from CALD background, LQGBTIA+ etc.)
  • Medical Transport (part of the Community Driven project)
  • Community Meals Delivery during COVID 19 and onward
  • Community FoodShare
    • Buy, Swap, Sell, Take or Donate
    • Promote healthy eating and sustainable living by reducing food wastage
  • Clothe It Forward
    • providing quality brand new clothing for people in need
  • MyAgeCare information Consultation and advocacy
  • Referral to organisation like Orange door, COBAW HEALTH, MRSC etc
Clothes

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Emergency Service

Over the years, Romsey Neighbourhood House are actively involved in local emergency support at times when our community was in need. We work closely together with other local organisations like Lancefield Neighbour House, Red Cross, Sunbury and Cobaw Health, local religious groups and MRSC.


Our support is provided in the forms of resourcing and coordinating resources delivery and organizing volunteers for onsite support. We provided food and clothing vouchers, bottled water, firewood, laundry vouchers, welfare check, meals delivery, fundraising, counseling and referral.


We also ran consultation sessions after the emergency events for the community to come together to express their needs.

Thus feedbacks could be collated and forwarded to the local government for further support at times and future emergency planning.


Our House is always the hub that our community goes to when they are in need.


Recent Emergency Support Involved

  • Darraweit Guim Flooding 2022
  • Flooding -2022
  • Fire - 2021
  • Power Black-out - 2021
  • COVID-19

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Community Driven

The Community Driven program is a joint project of the Lancefield Neighbourhood House and Romsey Neighbourhood House. The project aims to fill an identified need for additional transport services outside of the existing public transport system. The initial stage of Community Driven program enables community members access to medical treatment, and now it extended the service to address social and recreational.

With the generous donation and support from Bendigo Bank, Lancefield and Romsey Branch, we now equipped with a 7 seat van to further us compactly to fulfil the needs in the community.

For booking and more information, please follow the link below.

Feed It Forward Community Lunch

Feed it Forward - A Generosity Food Movement

It was started as a joint venture between Lancefield and Romsey Neighbourhood Houses in 2019.


The Lancefield and Romsey Neighbourhood Houses individually aim to build connected, healthy and thriving communities. Early 2018 the Houses embarked on a joint mission to look at how food insecurity was impacting our communities and work towards proactive local solutions. At the same time, we know that food is a wonderful conduit for bringing people together, to encourage generosity and foster relationships and volunteerism.


The Victorian Council of Social Services reports that there are around 900 people living in poverty in the Romsey area (SA2). More strikingly, 23% of our children under 15 are living in poverty.

Our goal is to connect our community one meal at a time. We are bringing local resources together, building on our work to connect our community, providing food education and experience, offering opportunities to volunteer within the community, providing healthy low cost meals and supporting local food banks. We are working hard to bring together not only individuals, but also corporate sponsors and local businesses to fight for a connected community and reduce food insecurity for our residents.


The project has now grown to include monthly community lunches, meals cooked and delivered to vulnerable people and a community garden space in each town. Furthermore both houses have further established their own FoodShare program to address the need to reduce food insecurity for our community.

Community FoodShare

WEDNESDAYS - FRIDAYS

10AM - 2PM OR

BY APPOINTMENT

buy

Swap

Sell

Take

or

donate

Vegetables on a Basket

Service Available

to All

Doing it tough?

Ask our friendly volunteers

to register today to receive Monthly Credits


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Volunteer

your time!!

1 Hour - 10 Credits

Singles - 40 Credits

Couples - 60 Credits

Families - 80 Credits


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Past Events and Projects

  • Annual Resident Event
  • Carer’s High-tea
  • Whole town Garage Sale
  • Christmas Lunch in the Park
  • Christmas Gift Drive
  • Youth program - Street Art workshop
  • Mind Heatlth Hub
  • Ministry of Food - Let's get cooking
  • Twilight Markets
  • Information session on MyAgedCare
  • Women in welding
  • Ladies‘ Night in
  • Sisters U Night
  • and much more

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Youth Initiative - YouTh Inc

We are here to supporting our youth to discover their talents, interests, passions and skills towards greater employment opportunities.


Offering over 50% of ANY activity on offer at RNH for young people aged 12 -25 years old!


From yoga, pilates to sewing, welding or barista training. See the ranges of options offered in our term brochure!

Supporting our local young people to reach their full potential by engaging our youth to feel a greater part of their local community!

Contact RNH now for more information!!

Also seeking mentors for young people in different skill areas.....because we believe in our youth .... think about it!

YouTh Inc.


CALLING FOR YOUTH MENTORS

Are you interested in supporting local youth to gain skills? Seeking youth mentors, particularly in the area of barista hospitality, plus literacy support. New exciting initiatives to provide opportunities for our young people to gain job readiness skills.

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COURSES and WORKSHOPS

Our aim is to hear and meet the needs of our local community by offering a range of courses, activities, training programs and initiatives for everyone!


Check out our wonderful selection of social groups, programs and courses.

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