Category: Swindon

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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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Cuba the Dog Attends Volunteer Training!

  We have recently held a very successful volunteer session at Kings Court Care Centre in Swindon with our new volunteers. 7 volunteers – and Cuba the dog – attended the session which provides new volunteers with the information and training they require. It was a really interactive, informative and thought provoking session even on…
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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

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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Care Home Volunteers Swindon

After a successful launch in Salisbury 2015 and then moving the programme to Chippenham in 2016,  this young charity is extending its unique training and support programme to the Swindon area this year. Care Home Volunteers believes there is huge potential for volunteers to enhance the lives of people living in care homes by providing social contact and…
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