Carer & Community Connection Program
On 1 July 2021 the Community Connection Program (CCP) funded by Department of Human Services (DHS) was officially launched. Carer and Community Support is now part of this program, as a Community Partner delivering program for all carers and adults living in South Australia (including young carers).
Under this program, Carer and Community Support will provide or connect participants to community-based programs, services and activities to help eligible participants to gain independence and make strong, sustainable connections with family, communities and other networks.
This short to medium support is tailored to be flexible and person centred. We will respond to each participants needs with a focus on individual outcomes.
Under Community Connections Program (CCP), there are three broad types of services:
- Connection Services, which may involve:
- Access to local services to meet participant ‘specific needs’
- Obtain goods or equipment to increase independent or to improve social connections
- Support with transportation needs (local community bus services)
- Community Services, which may involve:
- Social support – connecting with community members who have a shared interest
- Education and training to build your capacity to participate in community life
- Facilitation of social groups and activities, such as community events
- Care Services delivered by Care Partners, which may involve:
- Allied Health Care e.g. physiotherapy, occupational therapy, nutritionist, speech therapy, podiatry and social work.
- In-home support to build capacity to manage domestic duties and/or return their home to a safe and habitable condition
- Episodic personal care to provide assistance with self-care tasks to support independence and quality of life.
To check your eligibility to the program, please contact us on 8433 9555 to speak to one of our Community Connection Coordinators.
Carer and Community Support is supported to deliver the Community Connections Program through funding from the South Australian Government Department of Health.
Groups and Events
For a full list of what we have on this month, please refer to our events/groups page
Whilst not a provider of regular respite services for people aged under 65, Carer and Community Support can arrange one-off support for carers so they can attend our programs or events.
Register now for services
To register with us you need to be an unpaid carer, caring for someone with an intellectual disability, a physical disability, a mental illness, a chronic physical illness, or someone who is frail-aged or has dementia or needs palliative care.
And you must live in one of these local government council areas:
- Norwood/Payneham/St Peters
Registration is free, but there are a few questions to answer to ensure we understand your needs and you qualify for our services.
Get in touch if you are interested in registering