Lutheran Care is excited to introduce its new program, Community Connections, for the Barossa Valley and Adelaide Hills regions. Funded by the Department of Human Services, Community Connections supports people to increase their independence in the home and to build stronger social and community connections. Strong social connections can improve quality of life and provide better health outcomes. The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare estimates that around one in 10 people experience social isolation, and that this has a negative effect on their mental and physical health, and their ability to participate in the community.
Community Connections is open to people who live in South Australia, and:
Community Connections provides short-term support for up to 12 weeks and helps connect people with longer-term support where required. Support through our Community Connections Program may include helping people to get involved in local community activities, find new support groups, meet their neighbours, or get some extra help at home.
Our Regional Coordinator will coordinate the program across their region, ensuring that all other partners work together to provide the most appropriate services and support for participants. These partners can work with the participant to find an appropriate service or community group to reach their agreed goal.
As a Community Partner in the Barossa Valley we deliver community-based programs, services and activities to help participants gain independence and make strong, sustainable connections with family, communities and other networks.
Whether you are looking for support for yourself, a friend or a family member, or you are a service agency wanting to refer somebody to the program, the Regional Coordinating Partner in your area is your first point of contact.