Behind Closed Doors

We are here, operating behind closed doors

The Kingston Neighbourhood House Community

We are continually amazed and inspired by the commitment and resourcefulness of all our volunteers and staff.

We have settled into a regular routine of daily activities and tasks and are constantly seeking innovative ways to support our community. We are flying the flag, literally, and operating with strict social distancing protocols in place. Often unnoticed, we are very grateful for the ongoing support of our Management Committee working behind the scenes in a challenging environment – we thank you.

As Sanae says ‘We are here, operating behind closed doors’.

It’s great to see the positive news about the effects that restrictions may be having on reducing the spread of the virus. ?

Community Buddies

Kingston Neighbourhood House is proud to have commenced our Community Buddies Program.

Our program is helping connect people in our community with KNH through phone, emails and text messages. If you know anyone who would like to be connected please ask them to contact us on 6229 4066, or through Facebook.

Our buddies are current KNH volunteers and staff and we are very grateful for their support.

A big thank you to Sanae for organising and connecting people and buddies.

A Special Thank You

Although Kingborough Helping Hands are not running Loui’s Van at present, KNH is very thankful to Edna and her team of volunteers for the continuing donation of food product and dry goods.

Edna and her team are well known across the broader Kingborough community and despite the difficulties of the current times KHH still manages to find a way to help.

Thank you very much.

A Community Gift

Last week David O’Byrne, Julie Collins and Alison Standen came together with KNH to donate an iPad to a local primary school student whose parents are Temporary Entry Permit visa holders. Due to circumstances beyond their control the student was in need of assistance to continue with learning at home.

We are very grateful for the opportunity to provide support for a student’s learning.

Term 2 in Tasmanian Government Schools

The Tasmanian Government is committed to supporting our learners and staff when Term 2 commences for Tasmanian Government Schools on Tuesday 28 April.

Keeping children at home and supporting their learning where possible is the best thing we can do to support Tasmania’s response to COVID-19.

If parents have any questions they can visit the Department’s Learning from Home website, or view the Learning from Home fact sheet released today.

Loaves & Fishes

We are very appreciative of Loaves & Fishes continuing to provide deliveries of fresh fruit, vegetables and bread on Monday mornings. On occasion Loaves & Fishes provide frozen meals. Please give us a call if you would like see what we have available.

Mental Health Families & Friends Policy Response

If you would like to share your concerns, experiences and ideas about issues that affect mental health, families and friends in Tasmania. Click here to share your thoughts.

MHFF are seeking information on the impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic and response on families and friends as well as on the person they support. Click here to take their survey.

NILS Loans

We are continuing to offer NILS Loans remotely. We do this via phone & emails. No Interest Loans (NILS) for anyone adversely impacted by the Coronavirus will be made available soon. However, anyone needing immediate assistance can apply for a NILS loan through the existing program, please give us a call if we can assist.


The COVIDSafe App will allow anyone who has been exposed to be quickly tested and if necessary treated, and for the spread of the virus to be closed down swiftly. If you would like more information on the Government’s COVIDSafe app, please click here.

Where’s Wally – COVID19 Version

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