VPL Connect is a program that offers our more vulnerable police legatees frequent telephone contact from a VPL Connect volunteer and is in addition to the welfare work undertaken by our Field Officers. VPL Connect volunteers are compassionate, patient, and cheerful people who take a great interest in our police legatees through meaningful conversations.
Some people living alone (including people on home care packages or living in residential aged care) feel alone for various reasons, including:
The VPL Connect program aims to:
With isolation and loneliness on the increase, these frequent telephone contacts can improve quality of life and help older people feel less isolated. These contacts also help to remind our police legatees that they are important and that we care.
If you would like to learn more about VPL Connect please contact Paul McBride firstname.lastname@example.org