The Australian Loneliness Report states that a third of Australians don’t see or hear from their neighbours on a monthly basis, nearly half don’t have a neighbour to call on for help and 70% say they have no neighbours they’d talk to about private matters.
Getting to know your neighbours builds community resilience and reduces loneliness. Connected and inclusive communities bounce back from disasters better and at a faster rate. Knowing your neighbours is so important, so reach out, make a connection and look out for one another.
Try the following to get to know your community: