Do Care is a Social Support Program that addresses social isolation and assists individuals to improve confidence and become involved in their community, by one to one matching with a volunteer or by providing regular outings and social activities.
Do Care is for the frail aged, or people who have a disAbility, and who live independently in their own home and experience social isolation.
People wishing to become a volunteer are required to undergo an assessment, police check and attend training sessions.
Once volunteers are approved, they are provided with ongoing support and supervision. Volunteers can be matched in a one to one relationship or they can become involved in group activities.
A referral to Do Care may be a self referral, from the person's doctor, a social worker, a family member, a neighbour, or a friend. Once the referral is made, the co-ordinator will visit the person being referred to discuss their needs.
Do Care is funded through DHS HACC.
Contact the Do Care Coordinators:
Des 5335 3505
Rose-Marie 5335 3502
"We can cure physical diseases with medicine but the only cure for loneliness is love. There are many people in the world who are dying for a piece of bread, but there are many more dying for a little love."
(Mother Teresa, 1910 - 1979)
Do Care & Nibbles & Natters - Ararat
Do Care addresses social isolation by one to one matched friendly visiting in the home of persons with limited family or social contact. The social group, Nibble & Natter is also provided in Ararat to assist individuals to continue involvement and remain socially connected to their community. Afternoon tea is held once a month at a local venue and transport can be arranged.
Please contact us during office hours Mon-Fri, 8am -4:30pm
277 Barkly Street, P.O.Box 488, Ararat, 3377
Phone: 5352 1059 Mobile 0417 503774