Neighbour Day is an annual celebration of community and aims to build better relationships with the people who live around us. Neighbour Day is managed by Relationships Australia.
The theme for Neighbours Every Day is Create Belonging – a call to action to everyone (individuals, community groups, business and governments) to take every day actions that create social connection and foster respectful relationships.
Building up support at a neighbour-to-neighbour level is one of the best ways we can build up our resilience as a community in the face of loneliness and physical isolation. It also helps us better manage major threat and shocks like heat waves, severe storms, bushfires or flooding.
One of the best ways we can achieve this is through local links with the community. Research shows that more closely-knit, cohesive communities are better off to deal with all types of emergency situations. Evidence shows that strong social connections are one of the most important indicators of a city’s overall resilience.
Visit our Resilient Ryde page to find information and resource to help you and your neighbours be more resilient. This includes information about:
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