Community Connections

Social connection and belonging are critical for our health and wellbeing.

Community Connections supports people who are not eligible for mainstream programs such as NDIS and My Aged Care to be more involved in their community and to connect to support networks and services. It’s a short-term program (up to 12 weeks) delivered through a statewide network of partners. Each person is supported to establish and maintain meaningful social connections with community, supportive social networks and a sense of belonging.

The Community Passenger Network is an enabling service that works alongside Community Connections that helps those who can’t access traditional transports (public, private or rented) to visit services, shopping centres, community facilities and to connect socially with their community.

More information

Community Connection Flyer

Who Community Connections is for

Community Connections is open to people living in South Australia who:

  • are aged 18 to 64
  • need short-term support to enhance their wellbeing by strengthening their connections with communities, social networks and services
  • are not eligible for federal programs such as National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) or My Aged Care.

Priority will be given to:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
  • people from new and emerging culturally and linguistically diverse communities
  • people who identify as being from the LGBTIQA+ community
  • unpaid carers
  • people who are financially disadvantaged
  • people living in communities of persistent or location-based disadvantage.
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