Leading child rights and development agency Plan International Australia has today announced Susanne Legena as its new CEO to further the organisation’s mission of championing girls’ rights and lifting children out of poverty. Read more...

The 2017 Annual General Meeting of commUnity+ will be held on 15 November at 6:00 pm in Deer Park. We will be celebrating the achievements of staff and volunteers during the financial year 2016-17. Please see below for details.Read more...

commUnity+ is organising a professional development family violence workshop in October for all trainers who work with adult learners. The workshop will aim to equip trainers with an understanding of family violence and the ability to address the concerns of adult learners experiencing family violence. It will cover important topics including: Read more...

The Board and Staff of Comm Unity Plus Services Ltd (commUnity+) congratulates the Andrews Government on its latest budget – addressing funding needs to save lives through increased family violence funding and building better lives for disadvantaged Victorian through its initiatives on jobs. Read more...

Susanne LegenaComm Unity Plus Services Ltd (commUnity+) has appointed Susanne Legena, current Acting CEO at Plan International Australia, as its new Board Chair. Her appointment was announced at the commUnity+ AGM in October 2017. Susanne replaces James McCarthy, who was Chair, overall, for 9 years.Read more...

commUnity+ in consultation with settlement services at Life Without Barriers have identified a pressing need for additional legal services for asylum seekers. commUnity+ has responded by establishing the ‘Right to Stay’ outreach migration service, which for a small fee, provides assistance to asylum seekers at various locations across western Melbourne.Read more...

The Annual General Meeting (AGM) 2016 was held at the commUnity+ HUB in Deer Park on Thursday, 17 November. The AGM was attended by the commUnity+ board, staff and external stakeholders. Chairperson James McCarthy opened the evening by presenting the annual report 2015-16, which is now available for download on our website -  https://www.comm-unityplus.org.au/about-us/annual-reports. Treasurer Sejla Kadric presented a summary of the financial performance of the year 2015-16, followed by the official proceedings in accordance with the constitution. We welcome two new board members to the commUnity+ board – Nella Bucherri and Susanne Lagena.Read more...

Many children who go to Primary schools in Australia come from families who do not have English as their first language. In many cases, the parents do not speak English at all and as a result, find it hard to understand and engage in their children's school activities.Read more...

The Annual General Meeting for the year 2015-2016 will be held at the commUnity+HUB on Thursday, 17 November. Click Here to download the AGM notice.Read more...

The community+HUB at Deer park is already buzzing with activity!  We have a range of fun programs kicking off this month that aim to engage different members of the community, including Yoga, Zumba classes, cooking program and many more! Here is the schedule for the next few months (click to download).Read more...