Community Visitors Scheme

The Community Visitors Scheme matches up volunteer visitors with socially or culturally isolated residents living at home or in residential care facilities.

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The Community Visitors Scheme (CSV) is an Australian Federal Government initiative. It is a free service that aims to help establish and strengthen links between socially or culturally isolated older people and their local community.

 

Visitors for people living in residential care facilities

The CVS for people living in residential care facilities is administered by the Council in partnership with the Cities of Burnside and Campbelltown, and is offered across the three council areas.

 

How it works  

Volunteer visitors are matched with residents living in Australian Government subsidised residential care facilities.

Visits take place on a fortnightly or weekly basis at a mutually convenient time.  

Visits can include the following activities:

  • having a chat over a cup of coffee
  • going for walks
  • playing cards
  • reading
  • other activities of mutual interest.

 

Eligibility  

To be eligible to receive the CVS:

  • residents must be living in an Australian government subsidised residential care facility
  • the residential care facility must be in the Cities of Burnside, Campbelltown or Norwood Payneham & St Peters  
  • residents must be culturally or socially isolated.  

 

How to make a referral  

To enquire about referring someone you know to this service, contact the CVS Coordinator on 08 8366 4606 or email hwang@npsp.sa.gov.au

 

Visitors for people living at home

The CVS for people living at home is administered by the Council in partnership with the Cities of Burnside, Campbelltown and Unley, and is offered across the four council areas.

 

How it works

Volunteer visitors are matched with socially or culturally isolated residents living at home.

Visits can take place at the resident’s home or if suitable in the community, on a fortnightly or weekly basis at a mutually convenient time.

Visits can include the following activities:

  • having a chat over a cup of coffee
  • going for walks
  • playing cards
  • reading
  • going on an outing
  • other activities of mutual interest.

 

Eligibility

To be eligible to receive the CVS:

  • residents must be living in Cities of Burnside, Campbelltown, Unley or Norwood Payneham & St Peters  
  • residents must be a current recipient of a level 1 - 4 Australia Government Home Care Package
  • residents must be culturally or socially isolated.

 

How to make an enquiry

To make an enquiry about receiving a Community Visitor, contact the CVS Coordinator on 08 8366 4604 or email sbrauer@npsp.sa.gov.au

 

Volunteer as a Community Visitor

By befriending a person living in an aged care home, you have a chance to make a difference to their life, and potentially your own.

To register your interest in volunteering as a Community Visitor, visit: Volunteering - Volunteer Enquiry

 

For more information on the CVS, visit: SA Community Visitors Scheme