The Community Connections  program supports people who are not eligible for mainstream programs such as the National Disability Insurance Scheme and My Aged Care.

The program aims to help people be more involved in their community and to connect to support networks and services.

The Community Connections Program provides short-term support, delivered through a statewide network of partners that help to build independence and social community connections. Engagement in the program is ideally for up to 12 weeks, with a possible extension depending on circumstances.

Centacare is a Community Partner in the Community Connections Program model, and we are committed to achieving and sustaining participant and system level outcomes across the northern and western metropolitan Adelaide regions.

We recognise that members of the community may require unique supports and targeted services, therefore have implemented, and can operate under the following:

  • Deadly Connect for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander individuals.
  • Culture Connect for people from multicultural backgrounds.
  • Carer Connect for those that are carers for family or friends.

The program is goal based, supporting individuals whose independence and quality of life is at risk because they are disconnected from necessary support and face social isolation.

We walk alongside community members in the spirit of collaboration to provide a supportive and accessible service that listens, and respects cultural and social differences.

You can self-refer into Centacare’s Community Connections Program by contacting us Monday-Friday, 9:00am – 5:00pm, via telephone call: (08) 8159 1400 or email:

Alternatively, further information about the program can be found of the Department of Human Services website:

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