belgrave south community house, active as ever
|Lyn Young, BSCH Manager, Cr Samantha Dunn and|
Chairperson Heather Zethof at this years AGM.
A vibrant place to be, it was wonderful to hear about all the happenings of the house over the past year.
The house has been active in a range of areas and they never cease to amaze in terms of their willingness to take on new challenges.
Changes to their Occasional Child Care program now mean that families can access the Child Care Benefit making the program more attractive. The change to approved care also means that the house can receive funding which goes a way to replace the Take a Break funding which was cut by state and federal governments last year.
The house continues its strong program of adult education as well as offering hobby classes, health and fitness programs, out of hours school care and a range of community development activities.
I'm always impressed by their range of Disability Services, including Sailability at Lysterfield Lake, Fun 'n' Fitness - a specific exercise class for people with a disability, the Extend Program which focuses on a range of skills development, in home support, the Gardening Group and not to mention the annual celebration of International Day of People with Disabilities which I'm proud to support with funding from my community ward fund.
They are supported by a small core of staff as well as a committed group of volunteers, I congratulate them in their efforts, they are part of the social fabric of the area and continue to reach out and provide vital support to community.