Southlake Neighbourhood Centre
Southlake Neighbourhood Centre aims to build an inclusive, resilient, self-reliant and creative community. We are a central point for community activity, actively working with individuals and collaborating with service providers to increase community access to local information, resources and activities. We assist individuals to build connections with appropriate services, build supports and informal social networks by coordinating community activities, events and programs.
Primary funded by Department Communities and Justice (formerly Family and Community Services), Southlake Neighbourhood Centre provides community support services, activities and events to local community members. Particular focus is given to disadvantaged and vulnerable groups such as senior community members, community members at risk of homelessness, people with mental illness, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and people on low incomes.
PROGRAMMING AND SERVICES
Information, Referral and Advocacy
Southlake Neighbourhood Centre provides accurate and widespread information regarding local services, programs, activities and referral pathways.
Community members can connect with our team face-to-face, over the phone, via email, and through our newsletter and social media platforms.
Southlake Neighbourhood Centre offers support to community members wishing to apply for the Hunter Region No-Interest Loans Scheme. Our team can assist with filling out the application forms and liaising with HRNILS. To find out more information or to book an appointment, please call 4973 7000
We offer a free, self-service washing machine and dryer on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays between 10am and 1pm. To use these appliances, all you need to do is bring your own bag or basket, put your washing on, and remain at our centre during the washing and drying cycles. All washing powder and fabric softener is provided.
Community Programming, Social Groups and Activities
Southlake Neighbourhood Centre facilitates a range of ongoing community programming in consultation with our local community members and partnering organisations.
Coffee Craft and Chat
First Aid and Mental Health First Aid
Short courses and training opportunities
Vision Impaired Persons Group
We have two community computers onsite with access to the internet, Microsoft Office, printing and photocopying. By appointment.
Community Projects and Events
Throughout the year, Southlake Neighbourhood Centre hosts and coordinates a number of community activities, events, fundraisers and training opportunities. For more information about our upcoming community projects and events, check out Facebook page and most recent newsletter.