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Wiltshire & Swindon Care Home Volunteers bring joy, friendship & valued social contact to older people living in care homes

Working with care homes throughout Wiltshire & Swindon Care Home Volunteers recruit train and support volunteers to become befrienders with residents in local care homes.
This helps these residents to keep in touch with the outside world, gives them apportunity to remember the good times and improves their wellbeing and quality of life. 


New volunteers in 2020


Virtual training sessions in 2020


Greeting cards sent in 2020


Hear from volunteers, care homes and local organisations on the impact  this scheme has

“We spend a lot of time reminiscing about her childhood, silly games, her family, and where she used to live. She said it’s one thing to remember them alone but it is so good to share them with someone. She spends a lot of time giggling about”


“It was really great for CHV to present their work at the Campaign to End Swindon Loneliness (Summit Three). Really useful to meet others working towards ending loneliness in the town and endorsing the vital role that CHV has in aim”

Local Organisation

“Thank you again, and pass our delight on to your volunteer for us that she is giving up her time to the benefit of our residents. It makes a big difference knowing that our residents who dont have local family, have someone to share valued time with”

Local Care Home

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