Our History

  • 1987    CCA was established as Residential Care Inc in 1987 as part of the reform stemming from the Commonwealth Disability Services Act 1987. The organisation was funded by the NSW government as a demonstration pilot to close a number of institutional settings and to support people to move into their own homes and lives with varying levels of support. To this day we still provide services to a number of this original group of people.
  • 1991   The Centre for Training and Community Development (CTCD) was established as a joint venture with Macquarie University in training people to work in the Disability Sector.  This grew into CCA becoming a major provider of training and consultancy services for people living with disabilities, staff working in the sector and organisations requiring expertise in service delivery problems and/or governance issues
  • 1992   Our Home and Community Support Service started operations as one of the first organisations to start providing in-home care for people wanting to purchase a range of support services to remain living in their own home
  • 2001    Our name changed to Community Connections Australia to better reflect the values that drives service delivery
  • 2005    CCA received accreditation to provide both Home Care Services and Attendant Care Program, both funded through the NSW government

  • 2005    CCA received the Access Award from City of Ryde

  • 2007    CCA received accreditation and certification to provide services through the LifeTime Care & Support (LTCS) Scheme 

  • 2008    CCA continues to remain an accredited provider of services under the NSW Disability Services Standards for Ageing Disability and Home Care services.  The organisation is also certified against the Attendant Care Industry Management System Standard 2008

  • 2012    CCA received the NSW Disability Industry Innovation Award

  • 2013    CCA launched our Jeenee Mobile Division (www.jeenee.com.au). Jeenee Mobile is a not for profit Australian telecommunications company, established to Make A Difference in people's lives. A specialist in providing safety, security and peace of mind to those who need extra support, Jeenee Mobile also specialises in providing mobile services with loads of value to those who want to Make A Difference.

    Jeenee Mobile's proceeds help people living with a disability. Free mobile phone services are donated through Make A Difference and customised mobile solutions are developed for people across a range of disabilities to suit their individual needs.

  • 2014    CCA undertakes and receives Third Party Verification for the NSW Disability Service Standards 2012. CCA is assessed and registered as meeting the requirements of the Attendant Care Industry Standard (ACIS) 2013

  • 2015    CCA achieves registration as a Community Housing Provider under the National Regulatory System for Community Housing. CCA commences registration to be a provider of services for National Disability Insurance Scheme