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#LetsTalkLoneliness

We’re proud to be helping people through periods of loneliness. Monday 20 January is Blue Monday (‘the most depressing day of the year’) and we would like your help to make this year’s day an opportunity to talk about loneliness and what’s being done to combat it. Take a look at the Care Home Volunteers…
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A Week in the Life of a Volunteer

A Week in the Life of a Care Home Volunteer Thank you to our volunteer for sharing their experience and activities from their week volunteering in a local care home …………………. I had an absolutely lovely week at the care home and I came away again with a big smile and a wonderful feeling I…
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National Trust Lacock Lacock Community Christmas Tree Festival

We are excited to be part of the National Trust Christmas Tree Festival at Lacock again this year. Every year local clubs, societies and charities decorate a tree in Lacock Abbey’s cloister for what is now a true Lacock Christmas tradition. So on this cold 1st December morning, why not pop over to the Abbey…
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BBC Radio Wiltshire Interview – Jeni & Helen

During Volunteers Week, Care Home Volunteers were invited onto the Graham Seaman BBC Radio Wiltshire show. Thank you to our fantastic volunteer Helen who joined our coordinator Jeni to talk about her (and Cuba’s!) role within a care home and the difference it makes to an individual. If you missed the interview last week, just…
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Launch of Marlborough Service

Volunteers Week 2019 Make a Difference and Become a Befriender New Volunteering Service in Marlborough Care Home Volunteers is looking for caring and friendly volunteers for an exciting new project in Marlborough To celebrate Volunteers Week 2019, we are excited to announce our befriending scheme in Marlborough. After successfully running the Care Home Volunteers programme…
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Volunteers Week 2019 – A Special Thank You from Our Chair of Trustees

I am so pleased to be writing this message of appreciation to all our fantastic volunteers. When we started Care Home Volunteers in 2014, we knew we had identified a real need for so many older people in care who were lonely and isolated, despite the great care, kindness and compassion that they were receiving…
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NCVO Volunteering Study

NCVO have undertaken a national study into volunteering with some really interesting information being formulated. The report concluded that volunteering is ‘Time Well Spent’ Volunteers like to feel their volunteering opportunity… ♡inclusive ♡meaningful  ♡impactful Read more on the report …

Magic Table

Magic Table’ game helps dementia patients relax and reminisce A new interactive light game for people with mid- to late-stage dementia is being trialled in UK care homes First hand experience from a CHV volunteer who thought it was a brilliant way to engage and interact with residents. Tovertafel ‘Magic Table’ consists of a portable…
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Exciting News! We are in the Running for a Prestigious Award!

Exciting News! We are in the running for a prestigious award! We have been shortlisted in the UK’s newest care awards and are in the running for a prestigious national award. Care Home Volunteers has been shortlisted in the Volunteer Team of the Year category at the Caring UK Awards, which recognise excellence and achievement…
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In the Press … Life in Magazine

Thank you to Life in Magazine (Chippenham area) for publishing Nick’s volunteering story. Click here to view Take just a couple minutes to have a read and if you are interested in finding out more and becoming a volunteer with Care Home Volunteers visit our website www.carehomevolunteers.org.uk