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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

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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