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Care Home Volunteers Befriending Now Being Delivered by Post

Despite the majority of Care Homes now being closed to visitors, Care Home Volunteers’ amazing befrienders are still managing to keep in touch with residents by writing cards and postcards, bringing much cheer, news and continued contact. Care Home Volunteers’ usually spend one-to-one time visiting the most socially isolated residents in local care homes, offering…
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Community Christmas Tree – St Thomas’ Chruch Salisbury

Care Home Volunteers are delighted to have been selected as one of the community groups to present a Christmas tree at both Lacock Abbey nr Chippenham and St Thomas’ Church in Salisbury. Our amazing decorated tree at St Thomas’ can be enjoyed not only by people local to Salisbury but by many who travel long…
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In the Press …. Salisbury Journal

Thank you to Salisbury Journal for promoting Care Home Volunteers. It’s great for the work of CHV to be shared as wide as possible. The more volunteers within the community, the more we can interact and befriend those in a care home Click here to read the article 

Five Steps to Wellbeing … Give

Five Steps to Wellbeing … Give Giving can mean volunteering your time but it can also mean small acts such as offering to help someone you notice struggling with their bags, contacting a friend you know needs support or simply saying thank you. Research has shown that just one act of kindness a week can…
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IN THE PRESS: VALLEY NEWS

Care Home Volunteers received an excellent write up in latest Edition of Valley News:

Volunteer Carers are a Vital Link

Check out our latest news coverage in Valley News – thanks to all for taking part Volunteer carers are vital link

Our very own Jeni on BBC Radio Wiltshire

Did you hear us on BBC Radio Wiltshire with Graham Seaman? If not why not take a listen and hear from Jeni our Swindon Volunteer Coordinator talking to Graham about our service and how volunteers can make a huge difference to those in local care homes Click here

‘The spark will ignite’: how poetry helps engage people with dementia

Shared reading has a significant impact on mood, concentration and social interaction. A Liverpool charity is running sessions in care homes. Stephanie Brada reads the Henry Charles Beeching poem Going Down Hill on a Bicycle to a group of residents at a care home. They read along with her, some mouthing the words, others silently following the…
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Salisbury Volunteer Training Sessions – New Volunteers

“I’ve surprised myself with what I’m capable of. It’s given me confidence to deal with challenging situations. I feel like I could cope with anything – nothing would faze me.” Salisbury Volunteer Training … We are running our next volunteer training session in the Salisbury area in February. There are still some spaces left so…
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