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  • Mackay Community Visitors Association is a non-profit volunteer organisation

Slide MCVA provides care and support to not only the elderly, but also to younger NDIS participants. Our organisation strives to encourage and assist participants to achieve their nominated goals by providing transport and community participation. Find out more Slide Can you spare one hour a week?

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WHAT WE DO

GET INVOLVED

VOLUNTEER

Volunteer and you can improve someone’s life within your local community, one hour a week could make such a difference to someone.

ARRANGE A VISIT

Arrange for one of our community visitors to come to you & experience the difference, click here

TRANSPORT

We provide a safe, reliable, door to door transport service to enhance the lives of those in need.

NDIS

MCVA are proud NDIS Registered providers. Click here to visit the NDIS Website.

WHAT WE DO

GET INVOLVED

VOLUNTEER

Mackay Community Visitors Association is always seeking new volunteers. One hour a week could make such a difference to someone. Enquire today about becoming a community visitor.

ARRANGE A VISIT

Arrange for one of our community visitors to come to you & experience the difference, click here

TRANSPORT

We provide a safe, reliable, door to door transport service to enhance the lives of those in need.

CONTACT US

Please contact our office for any other enquiries.

MACKAY COMMUNITY VISITORS ASSOCIATION

REGISTERED NDIS PROVIDER

MCVA provides care and support to not only the elderly, but also to younger NDIS participants. Our organisation strives to encourage and assist participants to achieve their nominated goals by providing transport and community participation.

As well as providing transport and social support to our target groups, MCVA also recruits, trains and supports volunteers who wish to visit with residents of aged care facilities.

Find out more

Overview

ABOUT US

Mackay Community Visitors Association is a non-profit volunteer organisation that provides friendship to people in the community who are isolated and lonely.

People experience isolation for many reasons including poor mobility, illness, limited family contact, disability, cultural barriers, or simply frailty due to ageing.

Mackay Community Visitors Association enhances the lives of those in our community who reside in aged care facilities and people who are still able to live in their own homes with help.

Overview

ABOUT US

Mackay Community Visitors Association is a non-profit volunteer organisation that provides friendship to people in the community who are isolated and lonely.

People experience isolation for many reasons including poor mobility, illness, limited family contact, disability, cultural barriers, or simply frailty due to ageing.

Mackay Community Visitors Association enhances the lives of those in our community who reside in aged care facilities and people who are still able to live in their own homes with help.

WINNER 2015 “EXCELLENCE IN TRANSPORT AWARD” - SPINAL INJURIES AUSTRALIA


COVID-19 PRECAUTIONS

MCVA has introduced some stringent infection control processes since the beginning of the COVID 19 pandemic in Australia.

All clients of MCVA are offered hand sanitizer on entry to the vehicles. This includes transport users and clients travelling with staff. Transport users are seated to the back of the vehicle in an attempt to prevent additional exposure to others who are boarding. All drivers handle cash with gloves and all wheelchairs and wheelie walkers are wiped with antibacterial spray, prior and after being placed in the vehicles. All seat belt buckles and door handles are wiped after each passenger exists the vehicles.  All vehicles are sprayed with antibacterial solution after the last user has exited the vehicle.

Where possible all passengers are seated away from each other in accordance with the social distancing rule.

All MCVA staff use hand sanitizer on arrival and departure to a client’s home and the social distancing rule is adhered to.

Clients are also given the option to be seated in the back of a worker’s vehicle, to adhere to the social distancing regulation. All outings have been limited to assisted shopping and accompaniment to medical appointments, except for those who are deemed highly isolated and it is recommended they get out, but the social distancing rule is applied. Some clients who have been deemed in the high risk demographic are receiving telephone calls to ensure they are remaining well and managing.

Our organisation has limited visits to the office by staff and clients and all who attend the office are requested to sanitize their hands.


COVID-19 PRECAUTIONS

MCVA has introduced some stringent infection control processes since the beginning of the COVID 19 pandemic in Australia.

All clients of MCVA are offered hand sanitizer on entry to the vehicles. This includes transport users and clients travelling with staff. Transport users are seated to the back of the vehicle in an attempt to prevent additional exposure to others who are boarding. All drivers handle cash with gloves and all wheelchairs and wheelie walkers are wiped with antibacterial spray, prior and after being placed in the vehicles. All seat belt buckles and door handles are wiped after each passenger exists the vehicles.  All vehicles are sprayed with antibacterial solution after the last user has exited the vehicle.

Where possible all passengers are seated away from each other in accordance with the social distancing rule.

All MCVA staff use hand sanitizer on arrival and departure to a client’s home and the social distancing rule is adhered to.

Clients are also given the option to be seated in the back of a worker’s vehicle, to adhere to the social distancing regulation. All outings have been limited to assisted shopping and accompaniment to medical appointments, except for those who are deemed highly isolated and it is recommended they get out, but the social distancing rule is applied. Some clients who have been deemed in the high risk demographic are receiving telephone calls to ensure they are remaining well and managing.

Our organisation has limited visits to the office by staff and clients and all who attend the office are requested to sanitize their hands.

CONTACT US



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