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Welcome to our Swindon Coordinator

Welcome to the Team Jeni …. We are pleased to welcome Jeni Burchell to our team as Volunteer Coordinator for the Swindon area. Jeni started her working life by training as a nurse both in a hospital and in the community. Over the past 20 years Jeni has worked as a CEO/senior manager in three charities…
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Care Home Volunteers Swindon

After a successful launch in Salisbury 2015 and then moving the programme to Chippenham in 2016,  this young charity is extending its unique training and support programme to the Swindon area this year. Care Home Volunteers believes there is huge potential for volunteers to enhance the lives of people living in care homes by providing social contact and…
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Exciting New Opportunity – Be Part of our Team

We are looking for a Swindon-based Volunteer Coordinator 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. We are well-established in Salisbury and Chippenham where we have thriving teams of volunteers making a difference to the quality of life of…
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How Virtual Reality is Taking Dementia Patients Back to the Future

  The Wayback project recreates coronation day in 1953 on 3D film using actors, period costumes and props, right down to fish-paste sandwiches. The effect is to bring back vivid memories for those struggling with the present. This is such an amazing project – click here to find out more about this inspirational project and…
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Our New Look Website

Welcome to our brand new Care Home Volunteers website – designed to provide you with the most up to date information and news regarding volunteers in the care home sector. Whether you’re a volunteer who can spare a few hours a week or a local care home looking to start or expand your volunteer roles…
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Make a difference in 2 minutes – Voting for the AVIVA Community Fund is now open!

Care Home Volunteers has the chance of winning up to a £5,000 award from the AVIVA Community Fund, but we need your help to vote for us… We have applied for an AVIVA Community Grant for up to £5,000 and we’re through to the public voting round. We need as many votes as possible to…
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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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