News

Global’s Make Some Noise

We had the pleasure of welcoming Global’s Make Some Noise to see the work CHV do. Thank you so much to The Old Vicarage Care home for allowing us all to film in your grounds and to our volunteer Olivia.   We hope to share this video with as many people as possible to highlight…
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Care Home Resident

Recruitment B&NES based Volunteer Coordinator

B&NES based Volunteer Coordinator Care Home Volunteers (CHV) befriend residents in care homes for older people to bring enjoyment of life and relieve loneliness and isolation. We are well-established in Salisbury, Chippenham,  Swindon and West Wiltshire, where we have thriving teams of volunteers making a difference to the quality of life of older people in…
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Volunteers and Care Home Vaccinations

Dear Volunteers,  New regulations mean that anyone entering a care home for work or volunteering will need to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by 11 November 2021, unless exemptions apply. This will help to protect those most at risk from the virus.  Vaccinations can be booked online through the National Booking Service nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/ or by…
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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: https://www.persimmonhomes.com/community-champions https://youtu.be/a3g-p0rbjdM

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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