Your Donation Will Make a Difference
Make a better life for older people in care
Your donation will help us recruit, train and support more volunteers in their fantastic work in helping older people living in care homes. Care Homes do a wonderful job in looking after their residents with care and compassion, but carers do not have extended periods of time to spend with residents on a one to one basis. Every pound donated helps us make residents’ time in care brighter and more fulfilling in this, the last stage of their lives.
Make our volunteers even more skilful
We ask our volunteers to befriend the neediest residents. These are often those with dementia or other conditions which make communication difficult for them. Many residents cannot leave their rooms to join in organised activities because of their physical condition. Some are in the final weeks of their lives. We can provide further training on older peoples’ conditions, safeguarding, communication skills.
Make care homes part of their communities
We recruit our volunteers from neighbourhoods close to the care home. Care homes welcome our trained volunteers because they keep residents in touch with life outside. 40,000 residents never receive a visit from anyone. An older person in care is still a resident of their town. Your donation will help us help a care home to be as much a part of the local community as is the local school.
Meet Our Supporters
Before and since Care Home Volunteers become a registered charity, we have been supported by a number of organisations. Without their continued support, we would not be where we are today.