Healthy & Resilient Communities

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We support solutions to issues that affect the social and environmental health of our community - including the impact of climate change.


We are committed to addressing the social isolation and disadvantage often experienced by older people.

We help build community resilience in the face of climate change and support social cohesion initiatives that give opportunities to marginalised young people to have ongoing connection to and feel valued by their community.
 

 

PRIORITY 1

Addressing inequities in healthy ageing

Remove service barriers and provide opportunities that improve the wellbeing and social inclusion of older people experiencing disadvantage.
 

Strategy

1.1 Improve equitable access to services, supports, spaces and knowledge that supports healthy ageing.
 

PRIORITY 2

Building community resilience in the face of climate change

Support communities to build networks, social infrastructure and community connections to respond to the social and health impacts of climate change.
 

Strategy

2.1 Increase awareness and understanding of the health impacts of climate change.

2.2 Enable those experiencing vulnerability and disadvantage to become climate resilient.

2.3 Build community capacity, especially in areas with higher levels of disadvantage, to respond to and withstand extreme weather and disaster.

 

PRIORITY 3

Strengthening social cohesion and reducing discrimination

Provide young people who are marginalised or excluded with opportunities to equally participate in and connect to community, increasing mutual respect and understanding of diversity in communities.
 

Strategy

3.1 Facilitate meaningful and ongoing community participation for young people who are marginalised or excluded.​

Program Manager: Harriet McCallum

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Key Stats

250+

languages spoken in Greater Melbourne

374 more heat-related deaths

in January 2009 heatwave, than the same period in previous years

45%

of people in Melbourne participate in arts and cultural activities

Impact Stories

“Sometimes we think social issues are too big, but if we deal with these issues together, in a collaborative manner, we can actually achieve social change.”

Fiona Reidy | Rory McCaffrey Reconciliation Fund

“Sometimes we think social issues are too big, but if we deal with these issues together, in a collaborative manner, we can actually achieve social change.”

Fiona Reidy | Rory McCaffrey Reconciliation Fund

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