One Community Together (“OCT”)

One Community Together is a collective of residents, community groups and organisations working under a collective impact model.  26TEN is a project of OCT providing adult learners with the support and tools they need to improve their literacy and numeracy skills.

One Community Together: Bringing Clarence Plains Together

OCT participants work together on shared goals, developed with, and for, the local community. These goals build on the strengths of those involved to create positive change for the Clarence Plains community.

Hobart City Mission provides the Backbone service for OCT, including a full time Project Officer, who works with OCT to help co-ordinate the projects and outcomes of the program. In collaboration with the Project Officer, Focus Teams work on the implementation of community led initiatives, including but not limited to:

Clarence Plains Landcare Group:

The OCT Landcare group’s goals are to improve the public spaces in Clarence Plains. The group develop and/or care for community spaces that range from public parks to community gardens. The group have had a huge impact so far, most notably establishing an edible tucker garden in the local park.

Clean The Plains:

A community and volunteer led event delivered annually as part of Clean up Australia Day with local community members, politicians and community organisations alike, all volunteering and stepping up to clean up rubbish from local parks and public spaces.

Clarence Plains Community Awards:

The Clarence Plains Community Awards are a special event to celebrate and congratulate the awesome people who contribute to making the community a great place to live. Awards include Young Leader, Outstanding Community Project/Program and Community Volunteer of the Year, amongst others.

Thank you for your contribution to making this community a great place to live

26TEN: Improving Literacy & Numeracy

Nearly half of all Tasmanians do not have the literacy and numeracy skills required to thrive in our modern, digital world. OCT has partnered with 26TEN to help turn that ship around.

The program connects volunteer tutors with adult learners who are looking to improve their literacy and numeracy skills, enabling them to better engage with their families, community and the economy.

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