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Volunteer Training Session

Volunteer Training ….. A massive thanks to Elizabeth Bartlett who facilitated our volunteer dementia training session at Cepen Lodge in Chippenham on the 10th October. Elizabeth is a gifted trainer, and we are so grateful to have been able to benefit from her knowledge and expertise. Our current volunteers Nick, Chris, Vicky, Jackie, Emma were…
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Do you want to join an exciting new charity to make a difference to the lives of older people?

We are looking for a Chippenham-based Volunteer Manager/Trainer to join our growing team Care Home Volunteers befriend residents in care homes for older people to bring enjoyment of life and relieve loneliness and isolation. In Chippenham we have a thriving team of volunteers making a difference to the quality of life of older people in local care…
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Introducing our New Volunteer Coordinator

We are delighted to welcome Kate Brooks to our Care Home Volunteer team as our Volunteer Coordinator in Salisbury. Kate joins us as the process of engaging with new volunteers and continuing with the great support provided to our current volunteers, is picking up pace. Kate is passionate about the unique role volunteers can play…
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‘It’s like being reborn’: inside the care home opening its doors to toddlers

Who says the young and the older generation have nothing in common! Intergenerational activity is so important and has great benefits for all involved. Isn’t it fantastic? It’s the highlight of my week” says 89-year-old Fay Garcia, while bouncing baby Sasha on her knee. “It’s like being reborn.”   Read more here. 

In the Press

Read about us in this special supplement of Wiltshire Life! http://flickread.com/edition/PensordFreeLibrary/595fa6ec21cd2/   As well as new volunteers, we always appreciate other help with our work, including donations, professional help and local assistance with publicity and support. If you think you might be able to help us in this way, please contact Norman, our Chair, on…
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Salisbury Volunteers

Salisbury Volunteering

In Salisbury (our first centre), our volunteers continue their work with local care homes. They are keen to improve their understanding of the needs of residents in care homes, and the potential for improving their lives. They regularly meet together with our volunteer coordinator. We will shortly be providing further dementia training for them.

Our Volunteers

Chippenham Care Homes

We are pleased to announce that we have now started our new venture in Chippenham. We have enrolled a wonderful group of volunteers who will be working with us to bring joy and happiness to older people in care homes in the town.