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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

In the Press … North Wiltshire Town Crier

Thank you to North Wiltshire Town Crier for publishing our poster in this month’s publication. It means so much to us when local media organisations help to spread the word of Care Home Volunteers. Clich here check out page 23 and 24 So if you are interested in volunteering with Care Home Volunteers don’t hesitate…
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Down Memory Lane

Nursing home lets people with dementia live down memory lane … This is such a great idea and the results speak for themselves. Take a read and see what a difference it can make going back in time! Read the full story here If you are interested in seeing how you could make a difference…
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Does Volunteering Improve Mental Health?

Does Volunteering Improve Mental Health? This week many great organisations, support groups and individuals supported National Mental Health Day … This blog is from last year but take a read. If you have a few hours a week to spare and are interested in volunteering in a local care home, visit our website for more…
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Dementia Friends – Volunteer Training

What a great volunteer training session we have arranged for today in Swindom. Dementia Friends will provide our volunteers with a little bit more knowledge about what it’s like to live with dementia and then turns that understanding into action. Anyone can become a Dementia Friend in their community, find out more here on how…
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BBC Music Memories

BBC Music Memories website to launch for BBC Music Day 2018 “BBC Music Day is about the power of music. BBC Music Memories is designed to tap into that power to help those with dementia reconnect with the music they have loved, share their memories, and help us discover the nation’s favourite music memories.” Click…
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In the Press …. Wiltshire Care Partnership

Thank you to Wiltshire Care Partnership for sharing our film in their Monthly E-bulletin. Everyone’s support on sharing this film has been amazing. We aim to reach as many potential volunteers as we can and this film has been great to achieve this

National Poetry Day – 4th October

4th October National Poetry Day ‘The spark will ignite’ How poetry helps engage people with dementia Read more on how poetry reading is a fantastic way to interact with older people  

Just One Hour a Week of Social Interaction Helps Dementia Patients

“Just one hour a week of social interaction helps dementia patients” A trial involving more than 800 people with dementia across 69 English care homes found that increasing the amount of time spent communicating with residents could boost older people’s wellbeing when combined with personalised care. As well as improving quality of life, the programme…
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