We want to banish isolation in aged care homes. QCCN’s Community Visitor Scheme (CVS), supported by the Australian Federal Government and the Department of Health matches volunteers, called Community Visitors, with older people in homes – enabling friendships to evolve and reducing the chances of social isolation.
As little as one hour a fortnight is required where the Community Visitor and older person meet and socialise with each other. We’ll work with you to identify the most convenient home for you to visit – and match you with a resident with similar interests. QCCN is also able to match you with someone who speaks a specific language if required.
Simply register your interest and we’ll contact you to arrange an informal catch up. If successful, we’ll;
Just a small amount of your time can make a huge impact on someone living in residential care. This type of care can be a lonely experience for many people, for many reasons.
You might not know that;
Thousands of elderly Australians living in homes are enduring feelings of isolation, sadness and depression. But just a few hours of your time can greatly contribute to an older person’s happiness; help them feel connected and fulfilled. Imagine making a life-long friend; seeing their face light up when they see you. A small investment to you – a world of difference to them.
If you would like to apply to become a Community Visitor, please email firstname.lastname@example.org