Years: 2019, 2020
Activating and Supporting Isolated Senior Women (ASISW) is a project designed to meet the needs of a growing cohort of isolated women in Greater Dandenong, Casey, and Cardinia shires. The program extends the Wellsprings for Women Home Visitation model of service which receives referrals of women who are vulnerable and isolated, and either need homebased support, or assistance to re-engage in community activities. It will involve assessment of needs, a goal plan and an incremental involvement in a range of activities offered to suit the women's needs and pace. The women are matched with trained volunteers who will visit them weekly and assist them in implementing their action plan.