The Neighbourhood House sector works within in a community development framework with a membership-based governance model. We believe that this approach builds social connections and networks that are based on trust, respect and reciprocal interaction – known as social capital.
As part of the NH sector, RANCH operates according to the Neighbourhood House Sector Principles of:
- Community Ownership
- Community Participation
- Access and Equity
- Life Long Learning
- Self help
- Social Action
The Neighbourhood House sector’s style of practice is facilitative and developmental, and fundamentally relies on strong and inclusive relationships both within and between the individual Houses and the wider community.
More information about the Neighbourhood House sector and its community development approach can be found in: