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Find out more about Care Home Volunteers

In the Press …. Salisbury Journal

Thank you to Salisbury Journal for promoting Care Home Volunteers. It’s great for the work of CHV to be shared as wide as possible. The more volunteers within the community, the more we can interact and befriend those in a care home Click here to read the article 

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…
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Send a Postcard to a Local Care Home

What an amazing idea from a local Wiltshire Care home. In days gone by, postcards were something we all sent no matter where we went … often arriving at the recipient 3 weeks after you arrived home! But with the use of social media, it has become a thing of the past but a local…
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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!

In the Press: Mature Times

Care Home Volunteers received an excellent write up in June’s Edition of Mature Times: check out the story on page 14  

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…
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Welcome to our Swindon Coordinator

Welcome to the Team Jeni …. We are pleased to welcome Jeni Burchell to our team as Volunteer Coordinator for the Swindon area. Jeni started her working life by training as a nurse both in a hospital and in the community. Over the past 20 years Jeni has worked as a CEO/senior manager in three charities…
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