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Suzannah Cook

Welcome to Our New CEO

New CEO for Care Home Volunteers! This week we welcome our new Chief Executive Officer Suzannah Cook.  Suzannah joins us after working with allied charities in Bath and NE Somerset. We are very fortunate in being able to make use of her experience and knowledge in driving our work forwards as we grow to reach…
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The National Care Forum

NCF members are not-for-profit organisations in the care and support sector. NCF currently supports over 130 member organisations providing a wide range of quality care and support services, including: Home care Residential and Nursing Care in care home settings Housing with care including supported living, extra-care and retirement living communities Day care Intermediate care Outreach…
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Prepare to be Relaxed ….

Prepare to be relaxed …. Thank you so much to our volunteer Steve for putting together this video of his recent River Thames canoe trip. He wrote about the swans and all the wildlife he saw in two recent letters to residents so he thought it would be nice to make a short video for…
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Persimmon Community Champions

Persimmon Community Champions

We are so delighted to have received a grant from Persimmon Homes as part of their Community Champions which funds local causes. This will go towards training more volunteers and continue to provide the activities and befriending services to residents in local care homes. To find out more, visit:

Independent Age Grant

Thank you too Independent Age

Thank you so much to Independent Age for the grant they have recently awarded to us. This grant will go towards out continued work supporting residents. Our befriending services means so much to those we support as well as our volunteers. For over 12 months our service changed but we continued to find new was…
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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…
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Keeping in Touch – Watch our Video

Its been nearly a year since our lives were changed and 2020 proved to be challenging year for everyone. Perhaps one of the groups hardest hit has been older people living in care homes, many of whom have gone months without any visitors. The fantastic team at Care Home Volunteers have been busy thinking of…
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Trustee meeting

Thank You to Two Founding Trustees

Care Home Volunteers has a great team of trustees whom all bring a great deal of passion to the charity to ensure that our volunteers get the best possible training, support and governance.   So it is with great sadness that we are saying goodbye to 2 of our founding trustees, Chris and Christine.  …
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2000 Cards Cardathon

Cardathon Radio Appeal

Before Christmas our Volunteer Coordinator Jeni had the joy of being invited on BBC Radio Wiltshire to talk about our #ChristmasCardathon appeal. Thank you for helping us spread the word of the appeal which was so successful and greatly appreciated by the #carehomes and #residents If you missed the chat, visit the You Tube page to hear “We are so…
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Cardathon Appeal … Thank You

Care Home Volunteers is acutely aware of the impact that the pandemic has had on care home residents. Before Christmas the charity launched a Christmas Care Home Cardathon and asked their volunteers and supporters to show residents how much they matter and how much people care by sending festive greetings and good wishes. The response…
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