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Salisbury Volunteers Week 2019 Information Session

Salisbury Volunteer Information Drop In Session ….. As part of Volunteers Week 2019, our Volunteer Coordinator Kate will be at Salisbury Library 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…
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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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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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