Category: Chippenham

Find out more about Care Home Volunteers

Five Steps to Wellbeing … Give

Five Steps to Wellbeing … Give Giving can mean volunteering your time but it can also mean small acts such as offering to help someone you notice struggling with their bags, contacting a friend you know needs support or simply saying thank you. Research has shown that just one act of kindness a week can…
Read more

Volunteer Carers are a Vital Link

Check out our latest news coverage in Valley News – thanks to all for taking part Volunteer carers are vital link

Raffle Winner!

Huge congratulations to Val winner of the Care Home Volunteers raffle prize at the Chippenham Cherished event on Sunday! Our Carrie was there meeting and greeting people on the day, if you missed her and would like to get involved in helping the charity please give us a call today!

Our very own Jeni on BBC Radio Wiltshire

Did you hear us on BBC Radio Wiltshire with Graham Seaman? If not why not take a listen and hear from Jeni our Swindon Volunteer Coordinator talking to Graham about our service and how volunteers can make a huge difference to those in local care homes Click here

‘The spark will ignite’: how poetry helps engage people with dementia

Shared reading has a significant impact on mood, concentration and social interaction. A Liverpool charity is running sessions in care homes. Stephanie Brada reads the Henry Charles Beeching poem Going Down Hill on a Bicycle to a group of residents at a care home. They read along with her, some mouthing the words, others silently following the…
Read more

Welcome to our Chippenham Coordinator

Chippenham Coordinator …. We are pleased to welcome Carrie Wierszycki to our team as our Coordinator in the Chippenham area. Carrie joins the team with a wealth of knowledge working with volunteers and the local community. “I find it rewarding to work for organisations that strive to achieve the best for people and I am…
Read more

Volunteer as a Trustee for Care Home Volunteers

Would you like to help us plan our future and extend our reach into new areas? We are looking for passionate people to strengthen our Trustee Board.  Are you experienced in: Fundraising Marketing & Communications Finance Adult Care (click on any of the above links for further information on each of the roles) We are particularly…
Read more

Exciting New Opportunity – Be Part of our Team

We are looking for a Swindon-based Volunteer Coordinator to join our growing team. Care Home Volunteers, befriend residents in care homes for older people to bring enjoyment of life and relieve loneliness and isolation. We are well-established in Salisbury and Chippenham where we have thriving teams of volunteers making a difference to the quality of life of…
Read more

How Virtual Reality is Taking Dementia Patients Back to the Future

  The Wayback project recreates coronation day in 1953 on 3D film using actors, period costumes and props, right down to fish-paste sandwiches. The effect is to bring back vivid memories for those struggling with the present. This is such an amazing project – click here to find out more about this inspirational project and…
Read more