In a local response to the wide reaching effects of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic The Barossa Council, supported by the Southern Barossa Alliance, Tourism Barossa, Feros Care, RDA Barossa and Barossa & Districts Health Advisory Council are pleased to be launching a platform, aptly known as Barossa Cares, to connect vulnerable community members with the services they need most during this crisis.
The aim of the Barossa Cares platform online is to:
- Engage community supports to ensure that Barossans in need can access the practical support they need
- Provide access to a wide range of trustworthy support providers both on a local and state level
- Promote community engagement through connectivity and kindness
“The Barossa Cares website is a ‘one-stop-shop’ approach which will enable community to easily and quickly connect with the services they need with the peace of mind that they are accessing reliable and qualified providers,” said Mayor Bim Lange.
The platform also aims to connect volunteers with existing organisations that may be requiring additional volunteers to assist with delivering support or services to those in need.
“Our region’s sense of community spirit always makes me proud, and I know that this unique spirit continues to prevail during this crisis, so I encourage you, if you are interested in lending a hand, to connect with one of the many excellent support organisations via Barossa Cares,” said Mayor Bim Lange.
Barossa Cares will continue to evolve and grow as organisations mobilise their response to the needs of the community during the pandemic.
To find a support or service that you or someone you care for may need, go to barossacares.com.au or contact Council’s Customer Support team on 8563 8444 for more information.