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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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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 …

Volunteer Interaction

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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Salisbury Volunteer Information Session

Care Home Volunteers Information Session Saturday 29th February 2020   Salisbury Volunteer Information Drop In Session ….. Our Volunteer Coordinator Kate will be at Salisbury Library to provide you more information on joining Care Home Volunteers   Care Home Volunteers are looking for caring and friendly volunteers to join our team supporting older people in…
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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

Salisbury Volunteer Information Session

Care Home Volunteers Information Session Tuesday 25th February 2020   Salisbury Volunteer Information Drop In Session ….. Our Volunteer Coordinator Kate will be at Salisbury Library to provide you more information on joining Care Home Volunteers   Care Home Volunteers are looking for caring and friendly volunteers to join our team supporting older people in…
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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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Downton Volunteer Information Session

Care Home Volunteers Information Session Saturday 25th January 2020   Downton Volunteer Information Drop In Session ….. Our Volunteer Coordinator Kate will be at Downton Library to provide you more information on joining Care Home Volunteers   Care Home Volunteers are looking for caring and friendly volunteers to join our team supporting older people in…
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