The Social Support Service has a team of caring volunteers who are available to visit you in your home to provide companionship, share a cuppa and a chat, assist with shopping or provide respite for a carer.
The Social Support Coordinator will visit you in your own home
to develop a Care Plan specific to your needs.
If you are feeling lonely, isolated or need an extra helping hand with your
shopping needs, let us find that special person to assist you.
If you miss getting out and about and enjoy sharing morning tea, lunch or an outing with others, our Social Bus Trips are for you.
A volunteer travels on each bus to provide that little
extra care and support that clients may need.
A caring volunteer can pick you up from your home to take you to do your grocery shopping and bill paying.
The volunteer will provide you with personalised support and will assist you to carry your groceries inside, once you are home.
Volunteers can help you to complete documents, forms or assist with letter writing.
*Shopping assistance is provided once every fortnight
A volunteer can visit you in your own home once each week or once a fortnight for companionship.
Volunteers will go for a walk with you or play cards or games.
Volunteers are able to provide respite for carers by providing you with companionship whilst your carer has a break.
All of our volunteers have a National Police Check and a Working with Vulnerable Person Card. Volunteers are also specially selected for compatiblity with the client.
SOCIAL BUS TRIPS
Mersey Community Care knows the importance of social interaction and offers great social outings for our clients where new friends can be made and a great day out enjoyed.
Mersey Community Care offers
Social Bus Trip outings twice a week to various locations
Thursday Bus Trips are half a day.
Friday Bus Trips involve a full day.
Our itinerary can be found by clicking on the link below.
Regular Launceston shopping trips are offered in the bus trip schedule.