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The Big Get Together Chippenham

Care Home Volunteers will be attending The Big Get Together Chippenham. The event aims to help all community members but also older people, their carers, friends & family members find out more about local opportunities to enjoy a sense of wellbeing, good quality of life and fulfilling retirement. The event is being organised by the…
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Devizes Community Area Health and Well Being Day

Care Home Volunteers will be attending this years Devizes Community Area Health & Well Being Day. Devizes Rotary, working in partnership with the Devizes Community Area (DCA) Health and Well Being (HWB) Group, is hosting the second DCA HWB Day from 11am – 3pm on Saturday 15th June 2019 on the Small Green in Devizes.…
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Chippenham Volunteer Information Session

Chippenham Volunteer Information Session….. Care Home Volunteers are looking for caring and friendly volunteers to join our team supporting older people in local care homes. We would love to hear from people who might be interested in a new exciting volunteering opportunity. No previous experience is required – training and ongoing support will be provided…
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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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Salisbury Volunteer Information Session

Our Volunteer Coordinator Kate will be at Salisbury Library on Tuesday for anyone who is interested in finding out more about volunteering with Care Home Volunteers. Pop along and see how just a few hours a week can make all the difference to an older person in care. Kate will also bringing along some reminiscence…
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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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Dementia & Communications

This is a really interesting discussion on Dementia and Communication. Michael Rosen explores how to communicate with people with dementia. Alison Wray offers advice, such as to respond to the feeling behind the words rather than the words themselves. Alison is a Research Professor in Language and Communication at Cardiff University. She is renowned for…
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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