This program is for people who have little social contact, are lonely, have a disability, are frail, are aged or are housebound.
The aim of the program is to match a community member with a volunteer called a ‘visitor’ to develop a friendship. The volunteer visits the client in their home or in a community setting such as a café. Together they share in a variety of activities, for example, a cuppa and chat, crafts, card games or walk in the garden.
Volunteers play a vital role in improving the self-esteem and wellbeing of the residents they visit.
The program is for people aged over 65, or people under 65 with a disability or chronic condition.
It is a volunteer-based program, there is no cost to join.
The program is a funded Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP).
We operate from the Alpine Community Health Centre – 32-36 Cobden Street, Bright.