Connected - Councils Connecting Community

Project Info

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Project Description


'Connected' is a cost effective platform that councils can provide to residents, linking them directly with community groups, clubs and support services in their local area.

The 'Connected' concept takes the form of an interactive, self-serve kisok that will be hosted in council libraries so that it is accessible to the whole community.

'Connected' is based on datasets that list all the many community groups and services available in a council's area. The program used by the touch screen kisok computer takes this list and makes it user friendly by taking a person through a series of prompts to connect them to the most relevant community group or service.

'Connected' has the potential to improve the mental health and physical wellbeing of citizens, and in doing so lower the downstream costs of health and social services. Most importantly 'Connected' has the ability to help councils connect individuals, families and carers, building a stronger and happier community.


Data Story


The main dataset we used is the South Australian Community Services Directory, an unordered list of community services and groups available in different regions of SA. The data is presented in a very simple Excel format, and gives details of the organistation's address, phone numbers, website and basic services/interest areas they cover (eg couselling, support group, sporting group).

We have taken this data and used a system to organise it in such a way that the general public can easily find the groups and services that suit their particular needs by answering a set of questions/prompts via an interactive touch screen program.


Evidence of Work

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Team DataSets

DSS Payment Demographic Data for Young Carers

Description of Use: This data set was used to ensure community groups and services relevant to cares were included in our 'Connected' interactive kiosk program.

Data Set

South Australian Community Services Directory

Description of Use: The data set on which we based our idea of taking a very simple list of community organisations and their contact details, and making it easy for community members to search a and find the group or service most relevant to them.

Data Set

SA Community for Mount Gambier

Description of Use: The specific data set on which we based our project,for the Mount Gambier region. We took this very simple list of community organisations and their contact details, and turned into an interactive, user friendly resource for community members.

Data Set

Challenges

Healthy Communities Challenge

How might we assist councils to build healthier and stronger communities?

Go to Challenge | 49 teams have entered this challenge.

More than apps and maps: help government decide with data

How can we combine data to help government make their big and small decisions? Government makes decisions every day—with long term consequences such as the location of a school, or on a small scale such as the rostering of helpdesk staff.

Go to Challenge | 58 teams have entered this challenge.

Better Services - Citizens at the Centre

How can we provide better services to South Australian citizens and businesses?

Go to Challenge | 17 teams have entered this challenge.

City of Adelaide – the place to live work and play

How can data show the world that Adelaide is the place to live, work and play?

Go to Challenge | 8 teams have entered this challenge.

Lower Costs - Improving the Lives of South Australians

How can we improve the lives of South Australians by lowering costs?

Go to Challenge | 4 teams have entered this challenge.

Australians' stories

What meaningful ways can we tell the story about what it's like to be an Australian, and in what ways some Australians live very different lives than others? How can we make people more aware of the issues facing themselves and others as they go through life?

Go to Challenge | 34 teams have entered this challenge.

Protecting our Carers

How can we motivate young carers to search out information on and engage with supports and services early in their caring journey, rather than when they’re in a crisis situation?

Go to Challenge | 9 teams have entered this challenge.

Your Friendly Council

How can councils collaborate and use information to deliver better services to communities across South Australia?

Go to Challenge | 11 teams have entered this challenge.

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