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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.

The thud of an envelope dropping in the letter box always brings a smile to Harriet Auld’s face.

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The moment archaeologist Jan Bailey stepped over the threshold of the new Leith Park apartment she was inspecting, she knew she had arrived home.

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Jon Tupou is the man that Liscombe House staff turns to whenever there is a maintenance issue that needs fixing.

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There is nothing like country music to get the vocal chords tuned up according to Kelvin Wilson.

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Care, listening and learning are three words that Kerry Feistl uses frequently as she talks about taking up the position of Director of Nursing at Liscombe House.

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From the CEO

December 9, 2020

Every Christmas, I’m reminded that it's a blessing to be surrounded by family and loved ones. And no more than this year.

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When it comes to work, SallyJo Lambkin could not have asked for better: she loves cooking, chatting and being around people.

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Musician Kizzy Davies has spent 2020 researching and performing Australian Folk Songs, and has put that research to good use recently.

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The Old Colonists’ Association of Victoria has joined over 300 organisations from across Australia calling on the Prime Minister to commit to significant new investment to reduce homelessness and create construction jobs.

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It has been a long year for all of us but as the days grow longer, and we embark on the road to COVID-19 Normal, there is renewed sense of energy around all villages, and some welcome news too.

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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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