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Community Visitors Scheme
About Us Community Visitors Scheme Wynnum

Wynnum Baptist Church is the sponsoring organisation for the Community Visitors Scheme.
It commenced in February 1992 with 15 approved visitors and now approval for 92 visitors.

The Scheme is an initiative of the Australian Government and is funded through the
Department of Social Services. It is a community based Scheme and invites participants
from a diversity of ages, backgrounds and cultures.
Increase a residents self esteem
or general feeling of well-being.

The Community Visitors Scheme (CVS) is an Australian Government funded
program established to promote links between people living in an aged care
home and the wider community. The object of the Community Visitors Scheme
is to provide one-to-one volunteer visitors to residents of Australian Government
funded Residential Aged Care Homes who are socially isolated or lonely, and
whose quality of life would be improved by friendship and companionship.
Diminish their feelings of
depression and anxiety.

Increase their sense of purpose.

Help them to feel cared for and/or
connected to the community.

Reduce their feeling of loneliness
and isolation.

Help them have a sense of
achievement through a one-to-one
relationship.

Maintaining or increasing
independence.

Purpose
What to do
Show genuine empathy and
understanding

Be communicative and have a
listening and caring attitude;

Be flexible with time of visit and
activity;

Be committed to a regular
fortnightly visit;

Be patient.

Watch these online videos to see the
community visitors scheme in action.
CVS in action
An Australian Government Initiative, funded for Residents of approved Residential Aged Care Homes.
Contact us for:

Application Form &
Police Check Form

Orientation & Information
Appointment
Contact us
Address:
287 Kianawah Rd,
Wynnum West 4178

Phone: (07) 3348 8349
(Message bank after hours)

Fax: (07) 3348 9274