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Imagine Cruising Group – Donation to our Virtual Visits for Care Homes Campaign

Thank you so much to Imagine Cruising Group in Wootton Bassett for the very generous donation towards our Virtual Visits for Care Home Campaign. This donation has enabled us to purchase more tablets and support more residents connect with family and friends. Without all of your generous donations, many care home and residents would feel…
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Virtual Visits for Care Homes – Thank You

Over the past month we have received a fantastic response to our ‘Virtual Visits for Care Homes’ fundraising campaign and would like to thank everyone who has contributed to this (not just monetary but by sharing this fundraising effort with people they know). Due to the pandemic, many residents have been unable to visit friends…
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Liverpool Football Club Delivering Special Surprises to Care Homes

What a fantastic way @LFC to support their community during these challenging times https://twitter.com/LFC/status/1272816433987309568?s=20 We are raising funds for technology to be provided into local care homes throughout #Wiltshire Find out more https://www.justgiving.com/campai…/VirtualVisitsForCareHomes (photo still from LFC and Nivea Twitter video)

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BBC Radio Wiltshire 14th June 2020

Thank you again to BBC Radio Wiltshire for having Care Home Volunteers on the Graham Rogers Show. If you missed Kate explaining to Graham about or ‘Virtual Visits for Care Homes’ fundraiser, listen here or visit https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/VirtualVisitsForCareHomes to find out more  

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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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Volunteer Interaction

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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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 …