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Community Christmas Tree – St Thomas’ Chruch Salisbury

Care Home Volunteers are delighted to have been selected as one of the community groups to present a Christmas tree at both Lacock Abbey nr Chippenham and St Thomas’ Church in Salisbury. Our amazing decorated tree at St Thomas’ can be enjoyed not only by people local to Salisbury but by many who travel long…
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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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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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IN THE PRESS: VALLEY NEWS

Care Home Volunteers received an excellent write up in latest Edition of Valley News:

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

How Local & National Charities Benefit from Retirement Community Schemes

How local and national charities benefit from retirement community schemes including one ‘Knit and Natter’ group …The saying goes that ‘charity begins at home’ and many retirement developments are putting that very much into practice in their own unique ways. Every year, local and national charities benefit from various schemes at retirement communities, which allow…
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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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