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”
Care HOME VOLUNTEERS
“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.”