Northern Adelaide Place-based Financial Inclusion Action Plan

Following the success of the Geelong Foundation FIAP the Department of Human Services (DHS) Government of SA extended an opportunity for Good Shepherd to leverage the learning and experiences of the Geelong FIAP program and develop a similar program to address the local challenges to financial well-being in Northern Adelaide specifically the Playford and Salisbury LGA’s.
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Why Northern Adelaide?

Northern Adelaide has undergone a significant economic shift in the last 10 years. It is difficult to separate the financial pressures from the Covid 19 pandemic from the culmination of stress from the past 10 years of economic change.

The closure of General Motors Holden Automotive factory impacted work is associated directly with the plant as well as second and third tier suppliers and affiliated businesses. The effects of these direct and indirect job losses from the region saw unemployment rise above the national benchmark, compounding issues for a demographic in which sections of the community have had a problematic with the workforce.

Despite having the fastest growing population rate in South Australia in the last three years across Playford, Salisbury and Tea Tree Gully Local Council Areas the long-term socio-economic issues continue to impact the overall level of disadvantage in the region.

This clearly implies that even in pre- COVID period the local communities were struggling with the issues of high youth unemployment, low levels of educational attainment, high rental stress combined with a greater concentration of low-income households in comparison to the rest of South Australia.

Northern Adelaide FIAP Launch from Financial Inclusion Action Plan on Vimeo.

Building a Financially resilient communities in Northern Adelaide

In 2021 a committed group of organisations representing multiple sectors stop in Northern Adelaide have joined forces to better identify the entrenched challenges in the local communities and co-designed more than 50 practical actions to alleviate these challenges.

Download a copy of the report to learn more…. “Building a Financially Resilient Community Where People Thrive” _ Northern Adelaide FIAP (2022-2023)

The Northern Adelaide financial inclusion action plan in bodies the collective efforts of the following organisations:

Place Based - Northern Adelaide FIAP

Codan

Codan

Codan Limited (Codan) is an ASX listed international technology company headquartered in South Australia. Codan develops rugged and reliable electronics solutions for government, corporate, NGO and consumer markets across the…
Tindo Solar

Tindo Solar

Tindo Solar is Australia’s only manufacturer of solar panels, producing world-leading panels with the latest technology.  Based in Mawson Lakes, South Australia, the Tindo solar panel production line is highly…
City of Salisbury

City of Salisbury

The City of Salisbury community consists of 145,000 people who live in our 32 suburbs, whether they have been here all their lives or are new arrivals.  The 7,800 businesses…
Possible Consulting

Possible Consulting

Founded in 2020, Possible Consulting is a family-owned multicultural consulting social enterprise which provides concise consulting services to make a difference in the lives of individuals and communities.    We are…
Workskil SA

Workskil SA

Workskil Australia is a national not-for-profit and charity, with over 35 proud years of supporting Australians to achieve sustained economic and social self-reliance. We do this by providing a range…
Northern Area Community & Youth Services Inc.

Northern Area Community & Youth Services Inc.

NACYS is a not for profit, community-based organization, located in the Northern suburbs of Adelaide. Our vision is to empower the community, through excellence in service and engagement.  We provide…
Relationships Australia SA

Relationships Australia SA

Relationships Australia SA has over 70 years’ experience in delivering a variety of health and wellbeing services in the community, with a particular focus on those who are financially disadvantaged.  …
Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand

Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand

Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand was established to address the critical, contemporary issues facing women, girls and families. We work to advance equity and social justice, and to support our…
AnglicareSA

AnglicareSA

For more than 160 years, AnglicareSA has supported South Australians in need. Our 1,800 employees and 400 volunteers support more than 45,000 people each year through a broad range of…
Office for Women

Office for Women

The Department of Human Services (DHS) brings together a range of services, funding and policy responsibilities which together support fairness, opportunity, and choice for all South Australians. DHS has lead…
UniSA

UniSA

UniSA STEM links engineering, mathematics, science, defence, cybersecurity, construction management, environmental science, aviation, information management, information technology and project management, harnessing the connections across disciplines to bring big ideas to…

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