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  Supported by Axminster Hospital League of Friends and EDVSA Hub 150105 EDVSA Logo1