Inclusive & Connected Neighbourhoods
We aim to support people to strengthen their community connections by:
- Making it easier to take part in activities that link them to others in their neighbourhood
- Ensuring community spaces are friendly, welcoming and accessible to all
- Making it easier for people to create positive change in their community
- Ensuring the diverse and changing community is celebrated and valued
In 2016-2017 will we work on new, and continue with, the following projects:
- PORTogether: continue to collect, tell and share stories and photographs of where people connect to each other and places to in Port Melbourne (see more below)
- Waterfront Welcomers: The third year of the Waterfront Welcomers project is about to start and we are again looking for volunteers. For more information on the project, what the role is and training provided, take a look here: Waterfront welcomers
- Garden City Activation: working with Council and local residents to gain a better understanding of Garden City residents, and how they would like to connect with each other in their local neighbourhoods
- Port Melbourne Social Club: support local residents to independently organise low-cost, accessible and inclusive social outings including coffee catch-ups and Saturday evening dinners. The next social club meeting will be in July 2016. Use the contact details below to register your interest.
- LeaderSHIP: This program of training supports the SHIP committee members and other interested members of the community in developing the skills and knowledge which will enable SHIP initiatives to be carried forward into the future.
Short Film Making Course
SHIP, Port Phillip Community Group and City of Port Phillip are proud to present a short film making course.
Participants, working in a team, will learn how to make a film, by working to a brief (the story outline). All films will be used by SHIP to promote our work.
When: Fridays for 11 weeks (begins 10th February 2017 and runs until 21st April 2017)
Where: Port Melbourne Trugo Club
Time: 10:30am – 1pm
Facilitator: David Nicholas
For more information and to book your place contact Sally Rossiter on 9525 1300 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Creatures of the Bay
This project brings together residents, local schools and young people, community groups and organisations to take action to reduce the impact of plastic litter on the local bay environment and wildlife in Port Melbourne through the creation of public art sculptures made from plastic litter, awareness raising, and community education.
A project group coordinates the activities of the project:
- Inner South Community Health
- Beach Patrol 3207,
- Port Phillip EcoCentre
- Albert Park College
- Port Melbourne Primary School
- Port Melbourne Icebergs.
The project is managed by ISCH and jointly funded by the Port Phillip Community Strengthening Grant Program and ISCH.
Little Free Library
There are now two little free libraries in Port Melbourne! One in the George Walker Garden on the corner of Crockford Street and Raglan Street Port Melbourne and one at 8 Rosny Street Port Melbourne – please visit the libraries, bring a book to swap and let us know what you think! email@example.com
To be involved in strengthening social connections in Port Melbourne, contact the SHIP Team on 9525 1300 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Community Directory Support socially inclusive cafes & organisations in our local area, using the ISCH ‘Welcome’ directory
- Check out ISCH on LinkedIn Visit the ISCH LinkedIn page for updates on current vacancies and information about working with us!
- Trauma and Homelessness Initiative ISCH has been involved in some very important work around trauma and homelessness. Read about it here.
- SHIP Social Health & Inclusion Port (SHIP) Residents and organisations working together to create a healthy and inclusive Port Melbourne community.
- Case Management Learn more about how our skilled team of case managers can assist you.
- Housing and Homeless Supporting people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness is a focus of our services.
- Group Work View our Group Work page for a group program that might be right for you.