Axe Valley Visiting

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Aim: To reduced loneliness and social isolation for older people living in Axminster and the surrounding villages. How we do this:

  • Recruit, train and support a team of volunteer visitors. There are currently 14 active volunteers(2014)
  • Receive referrals from Health and Social Care agencies, families and friends.
  • Raise awareness about the harmful effects of loneliness for older people

What we do:

    • Visit people in their own homes or in residential care on a one to one basis to enjoy social contact. Visits are weekly and last about an hour.
    • Run Reminiscence Groups in Care Homes in Axminster and surrounding area. We have a small library of themed boxes. Groups have between 4 and 10 members and meet weekly for about an hour.
  • Raise Awareness. This year we hosted Older Persons Fun Day at Axminster Guildhall. A day of actives led by local voluntary organisations to showcase and increase participation by older people.

 Get Involved:

  • Become a Volunteer Visitor
  • Become a reminiscence group facilitator
  • All volunteers receive training, an enhanced DBS check, ongoing support and supervision.

 Project Coordinator is Gill Amos Usual working days Monday and Tuesday 01404 549045  gill.amos@edvsa.org.uk  Supported by Axminster Hospital League of Friends and EDVSA Hub 150105 EDVSA Logo1