Program in focus: Community Visitor’s Scheme

If you are feeling lonely, isolated or need help building new social connections, you can access support through the Community Visitor’s Scheme (CVS).

What is the CVS?

The CVS is a free program that can help you connect to a volunteer support network in your community.

The program provides companionship and friendship between older Australians and volunteers.

Regular visits from a community visitor can help to improve your quality of life and help you feel less socially isolated.

Who is eligible to take part?

Regular visits are available to anyone receiving government-funded residential aged care or a Home Care Package. This includes people who are approved and on a waiting list for an aged care home or home care packages.

More information

To learn more about the CVS, visit the Department of Health website.

You can also download or order a free CVS flyer, available in 63 languages.

If you’re interest in becoming a volunteer, contact the CVS network member in your state or territory.

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