Social support services can give people the opportunity to remain active in their community, achieve new goals, be creative, learn new skills, enjoy social and recreational activities.
BBCR’s friendly staff and volunteers can provide support and encouragement to build and maintain social contacts by identifying activities, groups or events that may be enjoyed. Feedback we have received has shown that even the interaction with staff has been of benefit in improving feelings of isolation.
Social support can provide:
- Weekly phone calls
- Medication Monitoring
- Support with coordinating appointments
- Weekly home chats with a matched volunteer
- Social and recreational activities out in the community
Community Visitors Scheme
BBCR is able to offer a volunteer based program, which is structured to provide two different streams of support.
One is to connect individuals who have a home care package but would still like to have social visits with a volunteer. These volunteers visit in the home providing companionship and conversation.
The second stream is for residents in aged care facilities who can participate through scheduled group visits by volunteers and BBCR’s Men’s Shed Band The Pirates.