The Blue Mountains Volunteer Home Visitors Service aims to support and enrich the quality of life for older people and/or people with disabilities and their carers.
We provide a social support service with trained volunteers who give their time to visit clients in their homes.
VHV assists people to remain living in their homes for as long as possible, and to maintain their independence. The service provides a vital link between residents who are at risk of becoming socially isolated in their local community.
Eligible criteria may apply.
If you would like to know more about our support available for carers, click here.
Who can we help?
Our culturally inclusive service can help the following people who are living in their own homes:
-People with disabilities
What does this service offer?
VHV offers social support, to support you and keep you connected . Social support ca
-Friendly home visits
-Reading, especially if you have an impairment
-Home library service (our volunteers working with local libraries will pick up and return books of interest to you)
-Writing and addressing mail
Community connection: accompanying you on local outings in your community or connecting you with social support groups offered locally.
Support for carers: including access to carers’ groups.
Information and Referral: we can find out information for you, or refer you to other programs that might be able to assist you.
Domestic assistance: available to you as a client of our service to support you to be at home as your needs change.
Social transport: enabling access to community based activities.
How can I access this service?
It is as easy as phoning us and asking to speak to a co-ordinator. We will arrange for a time to meet with you and make an initial assessment of your needs. If we can help, we will then match you with a suitable, trained volunteer.
Belong BM Mid Mountains Neighbourhood Centre
9 New St, Lawson
For residents from Woodford to Bullaburra.
Contact you nearest Volunteer Home Visitor Service;
Belong BM Katoomba Neighbourhood Centre
8 Station St, Katoomba
(02) 4782 1117
For residents of Wentworth Falls to Mt Victoria and Megalong Valley.
Springwood Neighbourhood Centre
59 Springwood Ave, Springwood
(02) 4751 3033
For residents of Valley Heights to Linden.
Belong BM Lower Mountains Neighbourhood Centre
33 Hope St, Blaxland
(02) 4739 1164
For residents of Lapstone to Warrimoo
The volunteer Home Visitor Service always welcomes new volunteers. If you can spare a couple of hours on a regular basis, you can become a valued member of a committed team of people, providing an essential social support service to your local community. Volunteers receive on-going support and access to free training. As a volunteer you will also be reimbursed for agreed travel costs.
If you would like to find out more, please contact your nearest Local Volunteer Home Visitor Service.