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Summer Card Designs

We love our new summer card designs – so bright and vibrant! And thank you so much, Saffy, for sending us a picture of the lovely card you’ve sent to residents at Milford Manor Wessex Care – it’s brightened our day too!

Beverley Volunteer

Welcome to Our New Volunteer – Beverley

Welcome to Beverley, one of our new volunteers. We asked Beverley why she wanted to volunteer with us and she said…. ‘I loved the idea of writing to residents during lockdown and I hope that my letters provoked conversation. I am really looking forward to being able to go into the care home and meet…
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Volunteers Week 2020

Volunteers Week 2020

#VolunteersWeek2020 it’s coming to the end of Volunteers week and we cant say enough have grateful we are to all of our volunteers. You provide an amazing service to those in care homes and even during these challenging past few months, you have adapted and continued to be amazing. From the bottom of our hearts, thank…
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Virtual Visits

Virtual Visits for Care Homes

Due to the outbreak of Covid-19 and resulting lockdown of care homes, our face-to-face befriending visits have been put on hold. Our lovely volunteers are writing letters and greetings cards to the residents they would normally visit, but lonely and isolated residents are greatly missing seeing a familiar face and having a conversation with someone…
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Carrie on BBC Radio Wiltshire …

Thank you to BBC Radio Wiltshire and Graham Rogers for inviting Carrie on to the show on Tuesday to talk about how we are continuing to befriend residents even if we cant be there in person to do so. If you missed Carrie then just click the link below …

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Keeping in Touch with Residents …

Our amazing volunteers are busy writing to care home residents. Dawn’s children spent time last week drawing these fantastic pictures so that each resident at Park View Care Home has a special card to know that we are thinking of them and missing them. Thank you Jess, Evie and Harry for being so kind and…
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Covid-19 Update

Covid-19 update   We hope that you are keeping well in these exceptional circumstances.   Care Home Volunteers has been closely watching recent developments and the advice given by the Government to individuals and organisations.   The message is now very clear that all non-essential social contact should be avoided and in light of this…
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BBC Radio Interview

Thanks to BBC radio for having Care Home Volunteers on your show. Its always great to share the fantastic efforts by our volunteers, team of coordinators and trustees. Just 2 hours a week will Make A Difference. To hear Kate’s interview click here

Let’s Talk Loneliness

“All of us can experience loneliness at some point in our lives. It’s time we started talking about it.” Care Home Volunteers are proud to be associated with this group. “Loneliness is an issue that can affect us all at some point in our lives. In January 2018, following recommendations from the Jo Cox Foundation,…
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#LetsTalkLoneliness

We’re proud to be helping people through periods of loneliness. Monday 20 January is Blue Monday (‘the most depressing day of the year’) and we would like your help to make this year’s day an opportunity to talk about loneliness and what’s being done to combat it. Take a look at the Care Home Volunteers…
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