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:-
Services are funded through the Commonwealth Home Support Program 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.
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.
OPAL is a community-based healthy lifestyle program to educate and support families in eating well and being active leading to a reduction in childhood obesity. The aim of OPAL is to improve eating and activity patterns of children, through families and communities in Alexandrina and thereby increase the proportion of 0-12 year olds in the healthy weight range. OPAL uses a comprehensive multi-tiered strategy to build partnerships in the Alexandrina community in order to respond to local needs, build awareness of OPAL through non-stigmatising social marketing, and help create environments which support eating well and being active.
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.
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
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.