- Addressing the cost of living
- Australian Service Excellence Standards
- Concessions and Support Services
- Exceptional Needs Unit
- Grants for organisations
- Interpreting and Translating Centre
- LGBTIQ Inclusion
- Local Partnerships
- Metropolitan Aboriginal Youth and Family Services
- Results-Based Accountability
- STARservice Development Program
- Community Connections
Community Connections is a significant new program. It is designed to address the growing issue of social isolation.
Community Connections will help South Australians improve their quality of life. It will empower them to increase their participation and inclusion in their community.
Community Connections is funded by the State Government.
Social connections mean better quality of life
There is significant evidence that social inclusion and strong social connections can improve quality of life and provide better health outcomes. Helping people build stronger social networks is not only good for them, it also makes stronger communities .
Community Connections will provide short-term support to strengthen those important community connections.
Delivering Community Connections in your community
Community Connections is for South Australians who:
- Are aged 18–64 (or 18–49 for Aboriginal Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples)
- Aren't eligible for federal programs such as NDIS and My Aged Care
- Need short term support to improve independence and/or to develop or maintain connections with support networks.
During the first stage, priority groups will be:
- Unpaid carers
- People from new and emerging CALD communities
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
- People who are financially disadvantaged
- People living in communities of persistent and/or relative location-based disadvantage.
The program be delivered by partners with strong local community connections and community development expertise.
Community Connections will begin 1 July 2021.