Anglicare is able to offer the Community Visitors Scheme (CVS), a federally funded initiative that has been running for 20+ years. Volunteer visitors are matched up with clients and visits are scheduled regularly (ideally fortnightly but can be weekly) for the purpose of building friendship and companionship. Visits can be spent in conversation, watching sports fixtures, reading out loud, playing board/card games, etc. There is no cost for CVS.
Within Residential Aged Care facilities visits can be 1:1 or groups of 2 or more residents to one visitor. The only restriction to residents is that they must be over 65. If you or a family member are interested in becoming a client of CVS or a volunteer, give us a call on 1300 610 610 or send an email through to CVS@anglicaresq.org.au. This is one of the few services that does not need to go through My Aged Care.
Within the community visits are 1:1. CVS recipients must be over 65 years and they must be receiving a Home Care Package. Regardless of the package provider CVS visits can be set up. There is no cost to the package nor is there any cost to the package provider. Visits do not replace any of the services provided under the package but rather enhance the service. . If you or a family member are interested in becoming a client of CVS or a volunteer, give us a call on 1300 610 610 or send an email through to CVS@anglicaresq.org.au. Again, this is one of the few services that does not need to go through My Aged Care.
Areas that Anglicare provides CVS visits are Brisbane, Gold Coast, West Moreton, Caboolture, Sunshine Coast, Darling Downs, Wide Bay, Townsville and Roma.