NEW opportunities will be provided to help isolated country people connect and build positive relationships in the Riverland, Limestone Coast and Murraylands through ac.care’s Community Connections program.
“It is estimated one in ten people experience social isolation and that figure is likely to have grown significantly as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic,” ac.care Community Connections manager Sue Watt said.
“It is well-known social isolation has a negative impact on people’s mental and physical health, along with their ability to participate in the community.
“We want to help connect the disconnected by providing opportunities to bring people together in positive ways.”
Community Connections will be delivered by ac.care as a community partner in the Limestone Coast, Riverland and Murraylands, replacing the former Home and Community Care Program.