Visit Program

Visit Program

Visit Program is Open Support’s no-cost, fortnightly visit service for socially isolated people living in both east and south-west Sydney. Visit Program offers one-to-one, fortnightly home visits and local outings, where appropriate, for those who are experiencing social isolation.

The program currently operates within two, separate, major population areas of Sydney. Visit Program, East – covering Sydney’s Eastern and Inner-city suburbs; Visit Program, South West – including both Liverpool and the local surrounding area, and the Campbelltown, Camden and Narellan areas, in south-west Sydney.

Visit Program originally began in 1996 and  is operated by a friendly team of fully-trained Open Support staff and volunteers, who are called visitors. The service matches clients with suitable visitors, who provide companionship and social support through both home visits and local outings, dependent upon the client’s wishes and capabilities.

Visit Program activities often include conversation, listening to music, reading, reminiscing, card and board games or other activities contingent on the capacity and preferences of the client. If appropriate, Visit Program staff and volunteer visitors may take the client for a walk or a drive during the visit. However, the service does not provide shopping or transport services, respite care or personal care services.

Know someone in need of our program? Would you like to make a referral?
Visit Program, South West: (02) 9720 8841
Visit Program, East (02) 8382 2883
E: visitprogram@opensupport.org.au

2016-17 Snapshot

  • 2,422 visits
  • 121 clients average per fortnight throughout year
  • 14% new clients
  • 73% clients aged 65-years and over
  • 56% clients with mental health conditions

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