Small Change Cafe – Annerley’s New Community Cafe

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On Wednesday 28 May 2016, Annerley Community Service opened its new extension to the Open House space at 556 Ipswich Road. The Cafe is complete with barista-made coffees and other drinks along with beautiful cakes, slices and biscuits made by members of the local community all sold with payment by donation.

You can drop by the beautiful outdoor courtyard to sit and enjoy the sunshine or sit inside at the boardroom table for meetings and quieter moments.

If you’re keen to help out and like to be caffeinated in the afternoon, this is the space for you! Get in touch with the Annerley team:

When: Wednesdays & Thursdays
Time: 12:00pm-3:00pm
Where: In the hall at the back of the complex, 556 Ipswich Road, Annerley

Homemade Cakes to Fundraise for Guitars








Martin and Alana from Jacobs, a partner to Community Plus+, have generously donated two beautiful new guitars for West End Community House (WECH) musical activities.

After meeting with some of the people at WECH, Martin dropped in two new guitars which he had paid for with funds raised by selling baked goods (cooked lovingly by his wife) around the office at work.

A colleague, Alana, inspired by the initiative donated a 2nd guitar! WOW!

Thanks to all who donated their baking skills, time, money and the guitars – it will be much appreciated by all who stop by the Centre and take part in our musical programs.

Song-writing happens fortnightly on Monday mornings at WECH and community music is a key feature every Wednesday morning down at the Kurilpa Kiosk/Small Park (across from the goanna on Boundary Street, West End). There are also music groups and collaborations on Friday afternoons.

Community Pop Up Café 2.0

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After the success of our first Pop Up Café in October 2015, we are back with another dose of coffee, cakes and community on Wednesday 18 May. Come along from 12:00pm – 4:00pm, enjoy the company of your neighbours and chat more about what we do at Annerley Community Hub and across Community Plus+. Food and drinks will be offered for a donation of your choosing, and we’ll even accept smiles as payment. This is a family friendly, community event and we encourage everyone to come along and grab some coffee from our fancy new barista-style machine, beautiful locally made cakes and treats and cold drinks  for the kids. We’d love to see you there!

When: Wednesday, 18 May 2016
Time: 12:00pm – 4:00pm
Where: The Hall behind Annerley Community Hub, 560 Ipswich Road, Annerley
Cost: By donation (smiles accepted as payment)

Thank you to our Volunteers








December, 2015

As part of Volunteer Week, we thought it would be a wonderful opportunity to have a shared lunch with those who help us out by giving freely and generously of their time in our three centres. We had around 20 Volunteers who travelled over to Annerley Community Hub from West End Community House and Yeronga Community Centre along with staff who shared in a BBQ lunch with Halal sausages from the local butcher, Annerley Meats and some beautiful haloumi, salads, breads and other Christmas treats.

This was the first time all staff and volunteers across Community Plus+ had come together in one space and it was so lovely to see connections being made and friendships forged.

After the food, we had some really enriching training from Dave Andrews who facilitated De-escalation Training for everyone. This was a really great fit for our organisation’s ethos and made us feel better prepared to keep all our interactions calm and enjoyable for all involved.

Special thanks to all our volunteers – we are so thankful to have you to engage with the local community, help with all the tasks we have in each centre and be a friendly and kind bunch to work with. You make the whole organisation stronger and we are lucky to have such an amazing bunch to work alongside.

Community Plus+ is now online!








Thanks to a donation from Jacobs and the wonderful work of Momentum Singapore, we’re excited to have our very own website across the three centres.

Please have a browse through the website to find out more about what we do and how you can get involved in your neighbourhood!