Who we are
Connected AU is an organisation working to reduce isolation and loneliness in at-risk populations. We deliver programs to ensure that vulnerable people can access connection, community and companionship in a safe and monitored way, ensuring everybody in our community stays visible and valued.
Our Letterbox Project caters for people who don't have access or capacity to use technology, and our virtual hobby groups cater for those that are able to 'get online', but want to find a safe, inclusive community. We have a particular focus on supporting senior Australians, people with disabilities, chronic health conditions and those who live alone.
Connected AU has rapidly grown into a national service supporting tens of thousands of people. The impact has been enormous, measurable, and reflective of a need in the community. The need to provide connection, community and companionship to isolated and lonely people in the comfort and safety of their own home.
We fit into the preventative health space, enhancing the mental and physical wellbeing of lonely and isolated people, minimising the social and economic costs associated with the mortality and comorbidity risks of loneliness.
Our goal is to grow Connected AU into a national household name, in the hopes that when anybody is seen as being lonely, or isolated, they can immediately be referred to our programs for connection. We imagine that one day, our project will be on the enrolment forms for every aged care home, and disability home in the country as a 'check box', so that when someone enters and is considered isolated, they can be referred for support.