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, Barossa Health Advisory Council and RDA Barossa launched Barossa Cares, in April 2020 to connect vulnerable community members with the services they need most during the pandemic.
The aim of the Barossa Cares 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 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.
Community members who themselves are looking for information and assistance, or know of elderly and/or vulnerable persons who need to connect, can also use this online resource.