Out & About
A free service reducing social isolation in the LGBTI+ community
What is Out & About?
Out & About is a FREE home visiting service that connects older lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or intersex (LGBTI) people across Victoria. Our peer volunteer visitors make regular social visits to people living at home or in aged care centres as part of the national Community Visitors Scheme. We match our volunteer visitors with community members based on shared interests and hobbies, and encourage intergenerational friendships. The pair then engage in social activities together in/outside the house, such as sharing stories, having a chat over tea or coffee, watching a movie, attending a community event, participating in a hobby, game or any other enjoyable social activity.
People of any age are eligible for our free service if they:
1. Identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, or questioning (LGBTI), AND
2. Live anywhere in Victoria, AND
3. Have been assessed for / are currently receiving a Home Care Package
are currently living in a Government funded aged care home (also known as a nursing home or residential care).