“Facilitating safety, belonging and meaning..”
Personal Support is offered through local people responding to local needs. Personal Support Workers assist affected people with information, emotional comfort, the provision of basic needs, linkage to social networks and referral services.
Offering compassion in times of crisis is essential to the emotional, physical, psychological and spiritual recovery of affected people. The VCC Emergencies Ministry sends out appropriately trained local volunteers to support those dealing with trauma.
Personal Support is not time-limited. It is a generic term meaning to care for the whole person commencing at the point of impact of an event.