Aged Care Volunteer Visitors Scheme (ACVVS)

While loneliness and isolation can affect anyone’s mental health, the impact can be more severe for older people.  

ACON’s ACVVS aims to reduce social isolation and loneliness, and to build community connection for older LGBTQ+ community members. It does this by arranging volunteer visitors to our older community members to provide friendship and companionship.  

Our trained volunteer visitors provide peer connections, friendship and support to older LGBTQ+ folk. Some activities could include home visits, chat over a cuppa, listen to music, watch a movie or participate in a hobby, game or other activity. 

ACON’s ACVVS is a FREE service that is funded to operate across the Greater Sydney area. This program is available to recipients of Australian Government subsidised Home Care Packages or Residential Aged Care Facility. 

ACON’s ACVVS service is proudly funded by the Commonwealth Department of Health. 

To contact the Home-Based Care team:

Email: [email protected]

Phone: (02) 9206 2028 or (02) 9206 2027