SYP Community Hub and Community Care and Tran sport have both been nominated in the South Australian Community Achievement Awards.
The community hub, based in Yorketown, has been nominated in the Community Centres SA The Loneliness Cure Award category.
Community Care and Transport has been nominated for the Ricoh Australia Customer Service Award.
Each of the category winners will receive a trophy, a $1000 Bartercard, $500 cash and a $500 Woolworths voucher.
All nominees and finalists receive a letter of congratulations and a certificate of encouragement for their nomination.
The community hub originally started as a telecentre with a focus on connecting people with technology.
It has offered computer courses, and has operated as a Centrelink and Service SA agency for many years.
Around 2017, the community hub widened its focus to have more of a whole-of- community focus, particularly following the 2019 fires.
Community Care and Transport is a not-for-profit organisation and registered charity based in Minlaton.
The organisation provides transport to the wider Yorke Peninsula community for social, business and medical reasons.
The service allows residents to remain at home while still being able to access medical and social appointments.
It contributes to the wellbeing of more than 1700 clients and 140 volunteers by enabling connection within the community, access to services and interaction with other people.
Finalists will be presented, and winners announced, at a gala dinner on Saturday, November 20.

Yorke Peninsula Country Times Tuesday, August 17, 2021

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