Neighbourhood houses are considered by many to be the heart of community connection; a one-stop-shop for people seeking support, education, socialisation and much more.
Now, thanks to Gippsland Primary Health Network, they are using digital technology to help people across Gippsland find information on vaccinations and use applications such as myGov to access to a range of government services online.
Antonia Halloran-Lavelle oversees 21 houses and learning centres in Central and South Gippsland while her colleague Caroline Lister is responsible for 20 centres in East Gippsland.
According to Ms Halloran-Lavelle, the partnership with Gippsland PHN to deliver the ‘Vaccine Helpers’ program is a “perfect fit” for neighbourhood houses.
Pictured top is Michael Woolatson who plans to download the myhealth app, thanks to support from Moe Neighbourhood House Manager, Abbe Moriarty. Below, Abbe helps Moe resident, Lawrie Starr, to access My Health Record.