Service gives social support to LGBTI seniors

Service gives social support to LGBTI seniors

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As part of the program volunteers take participants on outings or even just watch television together.

As part of the program volunteers take participants on outings or even just watch television together.

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LGBTI seniors in the Brisbane, Sunshine and Gold Coast region can now access a new community support service. The Seniors Community Visitor Service matches trained volunteer visitors with LGBTI senior clients who feel alone or isolated due to health, mobility or other issues.

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LGBTI seniors in the Brisbane, Sunshine and Gold Coast region can now access a new community support service.

The Seniors Community Visitor Service matches trained volunteer visitors with LGBTI senior clients who feel alone or isolated due to health, mobility or other issues.

Volunteer visitors will meet with their clients for home visits and outings for at least one hour per week or two hours fortnightly.

All volunteers are trained and undergo a police check.

The program aims to support LGBTI seniors' health and wellbeing by keeping them socially connected.

It is designed to compliment other in-home care and support services.

Queensland Aids Council is running the program with funding from the Commonwealth Department of Social Services.

People wanting to take part can contact Ann Matson via email or on (07) 3017-1763.

http://www.quac.org.au/

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