Access to Community connects people with their communities
Your social prescription - A2C.
Access to Community (A2C) helps people who are lonely or socially isolated to find and access community activities.
It works by connecting you with a Volunteer Community Connector who is very familiar with the local community.
They work with you to find groups / clubs / education in your community. They can also help you join in activities.
Who are Volunteer Community Connectors?
Connectors are trained volunteers with great knowledge of the community. They are dedicated to helping people connect to their communities.
They will work with you, and use their knowledge and skills to research and find activities, services or programs that might interest you, including:
- walking groups where you can meet new people
- book clubs or art groups
- sporting groups
- language learning or cooking courses
- interest groups, like bird watching, computer games, and more.
How can the connectors help?
Your connector can help you:
- find suitable community activities
- explore transport options so you can get to the activities
- organise introductions and visits to centres
- by joining you at the first session.
Am I eligible for A2C?
You can join the program if you are:
- under 65 and interested in getting support to join community activities, OR
- an unpaid carer.
This service is not for current NDIS participants but there may be exceptions, so get in touch if you have any questions.
How much does it cost?
There are no out of pocket costs for the program, but there may be costs for activities depending on what you choose to participate in.
The A2C team can help to find low or no-cost activities where possible.