Neighbourhood House

Neighbourhood houses are not-for-profit centres where people of all abilities, backgrounds and ages can come to take up an activity for fun, develop new skills, meet new friends and volunteer.

Alice House

Alice House has moved! 

We are now operating out the Hub at 155 Oriel Rd, West Heidelberg. 

Programs will continue (as they able within restrictions). 

Click here to see our latest monthly report

Click here to read the story of Alice House Home Garden Care and its participants. 

 

Our garden maintenance social enterprise is continuing - Though not in the current Stage 4 restrictions. .

See here for the Home and Garden Care flyer 

Alice House Home and Garden Are Back

HGC crew w Craig 

CR. Craig Langdon and AHHGC crew load the ute for work.

The crew of Alice House Home and Garden made a great effort to provide services for the local community during lockdown. This small group who have been mowing lawns and providing basic garden care for the West Heidelberg community for four years, maintained their services right through lockdown until prevented from working under the government restrictions.

“This was an amazing effort” said Suzanne Crellin, Community Development Manager of Olympic Adult Education, “because none of the crew members able to work, was able to drive. It is thanks to Cr Craig Langdon that the crew was able to continue.”  

Cr. Langdon volunteered one or two days every week to drive crew members and their equipment to and from their jobs. Craig could often be seen sitting in the Alice House vehicle, answering texts and participating in meetings on his phone while waiting for the guys to finish jobs. He often needed to return to their Ramu Pde base numerous times to comply with transport capacity restrictions. 

“We really appreciate Craig’s commitment to the welfare of the workers and to the homeowners who rely on them to maintain their gardens,” Suzanne said.

Members of Alice House Home and Garden have resumed mowing lawns but we urge regular clients to be patient, as lawns are very long and hard for one person on their own (as per restrictions).  Everyone needs their lawns mown at the moment, almost as much as they need a haircut!

 

Salt Foundation (thesaltfoundation.org.au) will continue to use 101 Ramu Parade for the community.

Gardening

Join others in pottering around the garden, maintaining a veggie garden or raising seedlings.

Wednesday mornings at Southern Road and to be advised at the Hub.

Pensioner’s Association

Join the Combined Pensioner's Association of Heidelberg West and enjoy meeting new people, community activities, exercise and bingo over afternoon tea.

Read more: Pensioner’s Association

Internet access

Free public computer use and internet access provided by Olympic Adult Education Inc. in the foyer of Banyule Community Health Centre located next to "Cafe Alamein".

Sign in at the Olympic Adult Education reception desk. 

Resume service

A free resume service is available. 

Please call 9450 2665 or book in at the Olympic Adult Education reception desk to make an appointment. 

Intro to Coffee Making

Coffee course fb pic

Get hands on experience making cappuccinos, lattes, expressos to name a few of a delicious range, increase your coffee knowledge and practise some latte art with an experienced barista.

Wednesday November 11th, 10am-12.30pm (this will be online theory)

& Thursday November 12th, 9am-3.30pm (onsite - covid safe as per govt advice)

OAE Community Hub, 155 Oriel Rd, West Heidelberg

NO COST

This will be limited to 8 particpants 

Register at OAE 9450 2665.or contact Suzanne on 0419 866 171 between 9am-5pm for more information.

See the flyer here 

 

Brochure

Click here to see our PDF brochure 

See course brochure for explanation of costs