Alexandrina Councils Community Connect program offers a range of opportunities for older residents, younger people with a disability, and carers to build independence, health and wellbeing through:
- Linking people to their community by connecting individuals, organisations, and volunteers.
- Providing a program of services that build on health and wellbeing through participation in programs, activities and community life.
- Supporting people to remain independent at home by providing limited Home Assist services that could include e.g. home maintenance or the installation of hand rails and thresh-hold ramps.
Services are funded through the Australian Government Department of Health which includes funding from the Australian Government Department of Social Services, the Government of South Australia Department of Human Services and contributions from residents.
Community Connect health and wellbeing programs can be accessed by anyone interested in being involved and connecting to their community. Volunteering opportunities also provide opportunities for participation.
Read more about Community Connect here.
Southern Communities Transport Scheme (SCOTS)
The Southern Communities Transport Scheme (SCOTS) assists persons who are “transport disadvantaged” by connecting them with transport services. Transport disadvantage is defined as the inability of a person to either drive themselves, or access another person to transport them.
SCOTS is available to eligible people of all age groups living in the City of Victor Harbor and Alexandrina Council areas. People wishing to access transport services brokered or delivered by SCOTS must be assessed for their eligibility.
Read more about SCOTS here.
To make a booking for any service offered by SCOTS call 8551 0760 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hills Community Transport (facilitated by the District Council of Mount Barker)
Hills Community Transport (HCT) is a service that provides information about local transport options in the Adelaide Hills, Mount Barker and Strathalbyn areas. If you need to get to a medical appointment or social activity, shopping or visit friends/family and have no other transport option Hill Community Transport can help you find a way to get there. HCT can provide information about local bus, taxi, coach and community transport services.
Read more about Hills Community Transport here.
For bookings and information, please phone: 8391 7234.
Hills Community Transport is funded by the Commonwealth Department of Social Services, the State Department of Communities and Social Inclusion, District Council of Mount Barker, Adelaide Hills Council and the Alexandrina Council.
An Advance Care Directive is a legal document that gives those who care for the frail-aged a clear understanding of their needs and wishes, should they lose the ability to communicate for themselves. Once completed, this document can be lodged with family, health care providers, GP's and the local hospital.
Appointments are necessary and can be made by contacting Southern Fleurieu Health Service on 8552 0600.
A volunteer from the Southern Fleurieu Health Service will be in attendance, at the Alexandrina Council offices in Goolwa, every Monday between 10.00am and 1.00pm, to provide the Advance Care Directive (ACD) Assist Program.
The Advance Care Directive Assist Program is conducted by a group of volunteers and provides support to individuals needing help to complete these forms. Witnessing of completed ACD forms is undertaken through the Fleurieu Justice Association to ensure compliance with relevant legal requirements. The documentation will be available for purchase from Alexandrina Council.
Advance Care Directive (ACD) kits are available for purchase prior or at the time of appointment, from the Goolwa & Strathalbyn Office.
- Kits are $5.00 each and include 2 application forms
- Additional forms are available for purchase at $1.00 each
Find out more about Advanced Care Directives at www.advancecaredirectives.sa.gov.au/