The South East Volunteers operates a Social Support Program for people over 65 years of age and their carers. These social services were developed to prevent isolation and provide social links for older people, as well as younger people with disabilities and their carers, who are unable to access social activities or appointments without assistance and often do not have other support networks in place.
‘I can be part of the outings, shopping to the Glen, films and lunch in Pinewood, Christmas and Easter celebrations. I would like to say ‘Thank you”. Keep up with your excellent work.’ – K.D.
‘…Everybody has been most helpful and kind. They always arrive on time and we have lots of fun. I would be lost without all the help. I look forward to many outings in the future…’ – Norma
‘I wish to extend my sincere thanks and appreciation to all the volunteers who have assisted me during the year. All the volunteers are so very helpful and I do enjoy their company.’ – Audrey
Social support is provided to people who are housebound or isolated due to mobility difficulties, lack of confidence, geographic or other factors. The goal of Social Support Services is to contribute to maintaining and enhancing the security, independence and emotional, social and intellectual well-being of people from the HACC target group who are, or at risk of becoming, socially isolated. Social support is offered to older people through transport assistance to allied health services, day care centres and other appointments.
Assistance also includes theatre groups, lunch and afternoon tea groups, community shopping days, special interest groups, and special occasion outings.
For more information on registering as a client in this program please contact South East Volunteers social support worker on 9562 0414 or Register here.
To become a volunteer, please register your interest or contact us on 9562 0414.