Funding needed for our Neighbourhood Houses

February 23, 2024 7:16 am in by

The Nationals Member for Mildura, Jade Benham, has called on the Allan Government to guarantee full ongoing funding for Neighbourhood Houses in State Parliament. 

Ms Benham said Neighbourhood Houses in the region provide invaluable support to community members, often at a time of crisis. 

The local member says “In the aftermath of last week’s severe storms that particularly affected Charlton, we extend our heartfelt appreciation to the emergency services and recognise the pivotal role played by Charlton Neighbourhood House and other neighbourhood houses in the region, including Mildura, Robinvale, Birchip, Ouyen, Donald, Sea Lake, and surrounding areas.”

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“The reality is many of their budgets are running very fine to the line – the increase in cost of living pressure has amplified demand for support. 

“They offer invaluable and innovative support, regularly caring for our most vulnerable community members. 

The Member for Mildura says “The Allan Government must guarantee ongoing funding to all Neighbourhood House’s across Victoria to ensure locals can receive support when they need it.”