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Read about the wonderful people living, working and volunteering in our villages. They each bring life and energy to our thriving village communities.

There has scarcely been a day since Diane O’Connor turned 18 that she has not volunteered for one organisation or another.

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When it comes to technology, there is little that volunteer Ben Kuhar does not know, and if he does not have an answer, he will find a solution.

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OCAV

May 5, 2021

In our submission  to the Victorian Government’s Ten-Year Social and Affordable Housing Strategy for Victoria. In it we argue that all levels of government have to treat affordable housing as essential infrastructure. We called on the government to produce more housing that is suitable for and available to older people at risk of homelessness, and especially older women.

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There has been a lot of sawing and hammering going on in the Men’s Shed at Leith Park – and all for a good cause.

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Liscombe House has been given the tick of approval and a further year’s accreditation from the Australian Aged Care Quality & Safety Commission.

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OCAV’s CEO Phillip Wohlers has commended members of the Inquiry into Homelessness in Victoria for recognising the critical role that access to adequate housing and income support plays in both preventing and responding to homelessness.

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The year of the lockdown is how the majority of OCAV residents will remember 2020.

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Research has shown that letter writing and phone calls between volunteers and aged care residents helped to stave off loneliness during lockdowns in 2020.

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Fancy a trip to Italy without leaving Liscombe House? You are in luck thanks to the arrival of a pop-up retro café funded by Collier Charitable Fund.

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Alan Ely is in seventh heaven. A keen cook, he is ready to move back into his renovated independent unit in Currie Park and make the most of his new kitchen.

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Josephine Katite may be a long way from Kenya, where she was born and lived until 2005 but the experience of looking after her elderly grandparents is very much with her every day in her work at Liscombe House.

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