Community Visitors Scheme
Those residents who usually don’t receive visits from family and would benefit from a friendly visitor and growing a friendship.
The Coordinator of Community Visitors Scheme oversees the program by providing induction and training; screening and matching; and ongoing support to the volunteer visitors.
A community visitor is matched with a resident and is expected to visit with them at least once a fortnight doing something together they both enjoy, like reading, gardening, catching up on the news and going for walks. Sharing time to make the resident feel better about themselves and enjoy life. They can also take the resident out, but this depends on the health of the resident.