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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. 


Volunteers in Swindon & Wiltshire


Cards sent since March


Volunteers attend virtual training


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”


“May I take this opportunity of thanking all those involved in this wonderful scheme. A great big thank you for thinking of us, and our residents who have been so negatively affected by the Covid19 pandemic. May I say a very great big thank you once again”.

Local Care Home

“Thank you so much for the loan of the two tablets, it has meant so much to our residents and families to be able to keep in touch during this pandemic when they couldn’t visit face to face. Several of our residents family members talk from all over the world.”

Local Care Home

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An Exciting Time to Join Care Home Volunteers

We are a small charity with big ambitions and we are seeking a Chief Executive to share our vision, continue the journey and take on the role with passion, energy and commitment. We recruit, train and support volunteers to make one-to-one befriending visits to residents in care homes for older people, bringing conversation, joy and smiles, and reducing loneliness and isolation. We currently operate in Wiltshire and Swindon, but aim to have a national presence by 2025. It’s an exciting time to join a thriving charity and play a key part in growing our service. Click here for more information
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