Pulse of Tasmania: Local Community Project

As one of the recipients of funding through Pulse of Tasmania: Local Community Project, Neighbourhood Houses Tasmania developed Team Care workshops to support the mental health of our teams on the front line in Houses.

The training was designed as a starting point to build a strong foundation for team support and reflection due to the impacts of COVID-19.

Read more about this initiative in issue 1 of Pulse Magazine.

COVID-19 Vaccination -Additional Support Clinics open now

There are spaces available this week in the Additional Support Clinics in Hobart and Launceston. Additonal Support clinics have been set up specifically to assist people with disability, mental illness and their carers and support workers - or someone who needs additional time and assistance to get their vaccine.

The clinics are located at:

South - Blundstone Arena, 15 Derwent Street, Bellerive

North - Vinnnies Building, 330-336 Invermay Road, Mowbray

Additional promotional resources to help promote the clinics are below

Celebrating Neighbourhood House Week 2021



Neighbourhood Houses from King Island to Dunalley, St Helens to Zeehan are celebrating their many achievements over the last challenging year, in Neighbourhood House Week 2021. 

Election Priorities for Neighbourhood Houses - 2021

Neighbourhood Houses Tasmania calls on political parties to fund additional jobs in the Neighbourhood House sector to increase support to local communities to prepare for the challenges ahead as a result of the pandemic.

In addition, we request support for the vital work towards food security in Neighbourhood Houses.

Link to NHT Election Priorities 2021 document

NHT Advocacy to Stop the Debt Trap

NHT has joined other consumer advocates in calling for Parliament to vote against watered-down protections against predatory lenders.
NHT have supported  a campaign led by the Consumer Action Law Centre to Stop the Debt Trap, and to reject the Federal Government’s proposed changes to laws governing high-cost payday loans and consumer leases, calling for Parliament to vote against the Bill in a submission to the Senate Economics Legislation Committee.

If enacted this Bill would:

Shared Statement of intent for engaging Tasmanians in recovery and rebuilding 2020

A Shared Statement of Intention has been drawn up by the CEOs from a diverse group of peak bodies (including NHT), these peak bodies represent the majority of Tasmanians. This statement of intention provides information for engaging Tasmanians in the state's response to COVID both now and into the future. Below are the letters to the Premier of Tasmania and the Chair of the Premier's Economic and Social Recovery Advisory Council (PESRAC).

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