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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

Raffle Winner!

Huge congratulations to Val winner of the Care Home Volunteers raffle prize at the Chippenham Cherished event on Sunday! Our Carrie was there meeting and greeting people on the day, if you missed her and would like to get involved in helping the charity please give us a call today!

In the Press: Mature Times

Care Home Volunteers received an excellent write up in June’s Edition of Mature Times: check out the story on page 14  

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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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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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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Salisbury Volunteer Training Sessions – New Volunteers

“I’ve surprised myself with what I’m capable of. It’s given me confidence to deal with challenging situations. I feel like I could cope with anything – nothing would faze me.” Salisbury Volunteer Training … We are running our next volunteer training session in the Salisbury area in February. There are still some spaces left so…
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