Father and adult son

Overcoming Social Isolation

Published: 14 June 2022
  • national
  • 14 June 2022
  • Advocare

Advocare delivers the Community Visitors Scheme (CVS), a national program funded by the federal government.

CVS aims to connect volunteer visitors with older people who are socially isolated or lonely, and whose quality of life would be improved by positive engagement and companionship.

CVS visits are available to anyone receiving government subsidised residential aged care or Home Care Packages, including people who are approved and on a wait list for residential care or home care packages.

One of our friendly CVS volunteers can visit you in your home, or in an aged care facility and take part in activities with you like:

  • Having a cuppa and a chat

  • Listening to music

  • Playing card games

  • Going for walks

  • Telephone or video calls

  • Letter writing

All of our CVS volunteers are fully vaccinated and have regular police checks.

Would you like to register to receive a CVS visitor? Call our friendly CVS team on 9479 7566.

Want to volunteer as a CVS visitor? Click here for further information