Social disadvantage is more pronounced in neighbourhoods where there are multiple barriers to employment. The Brotherhood is committed to working with disadvantaged communities, developing programs that help transform individuals and neighbourhoods through social and economic participation. We recognise that supporting job seekers, families and children helps create stronger, more cohesive communities.
We support the Victorian Government’s A Fairer Victoria strategy, which aims to build stronger communities and tackle disadvantage through its Neighbourhood Renewal program.
Neighbourhood Renewal has enabled us to work in new neighbourhoods and to become more involved in areas where we are already supporting families and job seekers and fostering a greater sense of community.
We are attempting to make a difference by:
- working with the Victorian Government on Neighbourhood Renewal programs in the following areas in and near Melbourne:
- Offering services and programs south of Melbourne in Frankston and on the northern fringe of Melbourne in Craigieburn at our:
- conducting research that allows us to identify concrete ways to address disadvantage and engage communities.