Do you know someone who lives alone and feels isolated? The Community Support Regster can help.
First established in 2006, the Community Support Register operates from the Corio Police Station and is staffed by a dedicated group of volunteers, supported by local donations and sponsorship.
The register collects health and other personal information to be accessed if the person cannot provide it themselves due to an accident, fall or illness. Police, ambulance, hospital and fire services can quickly access the register, but only in an emergency.
Information may include:
- Doctor/pharmacist details.
- Medical history and details about any disabilities.
- People to contact in an emergency.
- Pets and who is to care for them.
- How access can be gained to property in an emergency.
Participants can choose what information they wish to provide. Regular phone calls can be arranged with the volunteers to people who are feeling isolated and would benefit from social contact.
The Community Support Register is open to people of all ages and abilities and is a free service – there is no cost to register.
To find out more contact: Geelong register, phone 5275-1607 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.