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South Australia Community

SAcommunity SA community is an online directory of the community services available in South Australia. Find a service to help you or someone you know, support a service and or get involved. Who uses the SAcommunity directory? South Australian individuals accessing help online, service providers finding information for their clients seeking help, volunteers and other community service stakeholders. APPPPPAAAAPPPRAA 79% 21% female users male users Age of Users 1% 17% 24% 27% 22% under 20 20 to 29 30 to 39 40 to 49 over 60 50 to 59 Type of Organization 11% 6% 17% 32% 34% Other Business or Non-profit without paid staff company Gov't dept/agency Non-profit with paid staff Sector 22% 4% 13% 17% 1% 21% 10% 6% 28% Accomodation Legal Arts Sport and Recreation Personal Family Welfare Health Information Community Participation Education, Employment Training Other " The service has developed and improved, becoming more effective and efficient by exploring new ways of researching, recording and publishing this vital community information. " Jill Patmore Coordinator - Libraries & Community Services, Alexandrina Council What do people use the SAcommunity Directory for? People use the SAcommunity Directory to access information for themselves, their families, clients, customers, colleagues and people in their communities. Service groups people are searching for Aged 54% Carers 35% Children 57% LGBTQI 27% Indigenous 46% Men 56% Migrants/refugees 39% Disabled 55% Veterans 32% Women 66% Youth 57% What do people use the SAcommunity Directory? Info for self or family 45% Info for clients, customers or members 43% Info for staff 26% Health Info 14% "DIRC uses the SA Community website on a daily basis to complement the information held on DIRC's disability database- 13% it has relevant up-to-date information that makes a considerable Issues difference in the lives of people with disabilities." Recreation, sport 28% Search 15% Other 12% Cheryle Hocking Does SAcommunity Directory help people find what they need? Library & Information Manager, DIRC Any tool can only be measured as useful if the people using it are actually finding the information they want. So, does SAcommunity measure up? Did you find what you are looking for? 89% YES 11% NO What did finding the information mean to you? 95% 78% 88% agree agree agree The information I found resulted in me taking action The information was useful The information had a positive impact "An invaluable and powerful tool in assisting people to connect with a range of services be they health, welfare, legal, leisure or recreation, which in turn has enriched peoples lives in a fundamental way" Tricia Foster-Jones Georgia Heath Team Leader Customer & Information Services, City of Burnside Women's Information Service, SA "SAcommunity has enabled us to assist thousands of women to connect to the services they need" How many people accessing the right information makes the SAcommunity Directory a worthwhile service? How many people are truly using SAcommunity? How long do they stick around? Are they telling their friends? 541,369 1.3 minutes average time on site unique views per annum 64% 36% new visits repeat users SAcommunity timeline: 1932-2012 1932-Good Health for South Australia quarterly journal published 1956-98th edition of Good Health for South Australia appears in combination with the first edition of the Directory of Social Agencies for South Australia. Published jointly by SACOSS and the Department of Public Health 1968-Name change to Directory of Social Resources - South Australia. Published jointly by SACOSS, Dept Public Health and Citizens Advice Bureau 1974-Name change to Directory of Social Welfare Resources. Published jointly by SACOSS and CAB 1979-Format changes to loose leaf with quarterly supplements - the Yellow Bible is born! 1981-Community Information Support Service of South Australia Inc. (CISSsa) established 1989-Name change to Directory of Community Services 1990-CISSsa Infosearch:SA launched. First electronic database (DOS version) of the Directory, with Browser and Editor 1997-Infosearch: SA upgraded to 16bit Windows version 1997-Directory of Community Services reverts to bound version, with updates by quarterly printed newsletter 1999-Infosearch: SA upgraded to 32bit Windows version. Browser launched 2000-Infosearch:SA 32bit Windows version available with Editor and Publisher modules 2001-Directory of Community Services reverts to annual publication. Updates now provided by monthly newsletter 2001-Directory of Community Services goes live to the web as www.infosearchweb.com 2002-Directory of Community Services moves to print-on-demand 2009-InfosearchSA (since 2001) changes name to SAcommunity: platform launched www.sacommunity.org- with Connecting Up and 30 local government partners working together on an integrated web-based platform 2012-SAcommunity website receiving 800,000 monthly visits, lists 15,000 SA services Since 1932, the SAcommunity Directory has been assisting the people of South Australia connect with a brighter future. SAcommunity.org is a program of Connecting Up Source: SAcommunity User Survey 2011, Google Analytics www.connectingup.org

South Australia Community

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SAcommunity is a database of South Australian community services. It includes information about government, non-government, community based and some private sector organisations that provide services ...

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