Inspired by my late grandfather I launched Connected AU in early 2020 and have watched my idea grow rapidly from humble beginnings to a purpose-led business making a national impact. I have worked relentlessly to craft programs that are unique and innovative.
Our model, of delivering preventative health programs that do not look like preventative health programs, is stepping outside the box of traditional support service delivery in Australia. We do not look like a standard aged care, disability or mental health support service, nor do we only cater for aged care, disability or mental health.
Our mission is to provide safe connection, exclusive of parameters. Why is this innovative? Because 72 year old Mary receiving in-home support, will log on to the cooking club event at the same time as 32 year old Sally, and genuinely feel as though she is connected to the community. Not to a support worker, or a clinical program, but a program that is interest based, truely inclusive and preventative.
This is innovation, providing community, mental health and wellness services that are positive, inclusive and stimulating. Our programs are creating change, in the way vulnerable people see themselves, and the way the community sees and engages with vulnerable people.
We are on a mission to change the landscape of loneliness in Australia, and we hope you join us to create change not just for your community and consumers, but for the loneliness narrative in this country.
Our management team include:
Karlie who is our Letterbox Project program manager. She came to Connected AU from a long and valued career working in systems and logistics and she is busily sinking her teeth into the logistics and operations of our Letterbox Project and managing our valued letter readers. Karlie has one goal for her 2022, and that is to ensure every single person who has registered for the LBP, or has emailed or checked in, is nurtured.
Charlotte is involved with a range of programs within Connected AU. She is a mother to three young children and is passionate about delivering high quality services to our members. She thrives on connection, family and making a positive impact in life.
Ali & Katie are our fun, friendly and creative Club hosts. Living in North West NSW, they are neighbours, great friends and business partners who love nothing more than dreaming up ideas and watching them come to life! With backgrounds in journalism, tv production, design, marketing and content creation, its safe to say our clubs are in great hands!
Our team is dedicated, and motivated to operate our programs as fun and impactful programs that make a real difference to peoples lives across Australia.
We are thrilled to welcome Tetley Tea as our major partner for 2021 and 2022. Tetley Tea has been bringing warm and comforting tea blends to the world since 1837 when the Tetley Brothers began trading tea in the United Kingdom. Now the second largest manufacturer of tea in the world, with tea enjoyed in around 40 countries. Tetley strives towards creating not only the perfect brew, but also a sustainable environment and better lives for all.
“The Letterbox Project connects those who might be lonely or isolated, and provides them with a conversation and kinship, something we think is so important and pairs perfectly with a cup of tea. We can't wait to spread the word about this amazing initiative and see what this partnership between Tetley Australia and The Letterbox Project will bring,” Kleanthis Mantzouranis - Senior Brand Manager.