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Community Connect
Fleurieu Families
Shared Skills in Strathalbyn
Star Club Program
Youth Development

 

Community Connect

Alexandrina Council offers a range of opportunities for eligible 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 for Communities and Social Inclusion and contributions from residents.  Eligibility applies for each service area. Read more about Community Connect here.


 



Fleurieu Families

Fleurieu Families provide parenting information in the form of groups, courses and information packages. They facilitate activities, fun days, parenting courses and opportunities for parents to get together. As well as connecting parents and caregivers to services, information and community resources, Fleurieu Families also provide a home visiting service utilising volunteer parent support workers and a culturally sensitive service to the local Aboriginal community. Read more about Fleurieu Families here.




Shared Skills in Strathalbyn

Shared Skills in Strathalbyn is a dynamic youth programme of the Alexandrina Council for young people studying Year 5 and upwards living in the Strathalbyn and surrounding areas. 'Shared Skills in Strathalbyn' commenced in November 2003  as a program that links older and retired members of the community with young children aged from Year 5 and upwards who reside in Strathalbyn and surrounding area.

The program provides children with the opportunity to learn new skills across a variety of activities whilst building positive relationships with volunteer leaders who are willing to share their knowledge and skills in their chosen field. Activities offered so far have included woodwork, mosaic art, off street art, silk painting, hairdressing, archery, jewellery making, yoga, self defence and chocolate making.

The Shared Skills in Strathalbyn program runs during school terms only and brochures promoting the program are distributed to students and local schools and are available at the Strathalbyn and Goolwa Council offices and libraries. Read more about Shred Skills Strathalbyn here.




Star Club Program

The STARCLUB Field Officer provides direction and support to foster a vibrant sport and active recreation club culture in our region.  The aim of the program is to work with communities to provide more opportunities for more people to become involved in club sport and active recreation.  This is achieved by

  • Striving for a culture of excellence in club management structures, processes and practices
  • Establishing a strong community profile by building partnerships through sustainable relationship development
  • Developing strategies, both internally and with stakeholders, to establish a sustainable and resilient sport and active recreation environment.

Read more about the Star Club Program here.




Youth Development

Alexandrina Council’s Youth Development Officer is responsible for developing policies and strategies for the development and participation of young people in the Southern Fleurieu region, providing planning and co-ordination of services, facilities and projects that identify needs and provide opportunities for youth development across the region. Young people are regarded as people aged between 12 and 25 years.

Read more about Youth Development here.