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Department for Communities and Social Inclusion

Initiatives

Northern Connections is a seeder of community programs in Northern Adelaide. These currently include:

Beyond Auto

Help Mend the Cycle

Northern Street Beautification Partnership

Wheels in Motion

Automotive Community Services Executive Group

Learning to Work (WorkConnectED)

Help Mend the Cycle

Help Mend the Cycle is an Adelaide-based bicycle donation program that provides free bicycles.

The project currently operates through Uniting Communities in its city office, but will move into the Northern suburbs. Northern Connections will contribute funding to rent a shed for a workshop.

Northern Street Beautification Partnership

A collaboration with Housing SA and northern councils linked to the Northern Economic Plan. In May 2017, landscape and building improvement works commenced at 16 Housing SA properties in the City of Salisbury. Tenants are also involved in this project.

New Street Beautification partnerships will commence in the coming financial year.

Wheels in Motion

A partnership between DHS, the City of Salisbury, the City of Playford and Rotary (Salisbury and Elizabeth) that provides eligible young people from northern Adelaide with subsidised driving lessons. Qualified volunteers provide the lessons.

Key partners include Northern Connections, City of Salisbury, City of Playford and Rotary Clubs (Salisbury and Playford).

The latest expansion of the program is establishing a new multicultural women's component of the program. We are also seeking to establish specific support for Aboriginal young people. Our partners are also keen to see how former employees from the automotive industry might become volunteers in the program.

Automotive Community Services Executive Group

As part of preparing for the impact of the closure of South Australia's automotive industry, Northern Connections is forming a high-level strategic partnership with Adelaide metro-based NGOs.

Learning to Work (WorkConnectED)

Northern Connections is collaborating with all 11 schools in the Northern Adelaide Secondary Schools Alliance (NASSSA), Northern Adelaide Senior College (NASC) and Northern Futures in this program which aims to investigate connections between students and the world of work.

We are helping to design a consistent way for NASSSA to engage with business and industry, consulting national and international research to establish best practice.

For more details on these initiatives, please contact us.

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