News

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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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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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 https://youtu.be/3c_7ZHOQkdQ “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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Thank You

What a year #2020 has been for us all. Something has changed for everyone but so many new and creative support systems have come out of a very difficult situation. For Care Home Volunteers, we had to completely rethink how our #volunteers were able to interact with the #carehomes when they had to close their…
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Care Home Christmas Cardathon

Could you bring festive cheer to an older person living in a care home by sending a Christmas card? We would like as many care home residents as possible to receive a Christmas card from someone in their local community this year. Please send cards addressed to Christmas Care Home Cardathon, Care Home Volunteers, c/o…
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Become a Trustee … Board Secretary

Could you help grow this small Wiltshire-based charity into a national organisation?  We are looking for a trustee with governance, compliance and administration experience to help us build a solid foundation for expansion over the years to come. We work to reduce loneliness and isolation amongst older residents in care homes, by matching them with volunteers…
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Sue Geary Trustee

Welcome Sue Geary – New Trustee

We are delighted to announce that we have a new trustee as part of our board. Sue Geary joined Care Home Volunteers at the beginning of the month and we are delighted to have her on board. Sue is recently retired from a career in local government, initially as a librarian and a project manager…
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Chippenham Borough Lands

Thank You to Chippenham Borough Lands Charity

Brilliant news! We’ve been awarded £5,000 from Chippenham Borough Lands Charity to continue the fantastic work we are doing with training volunteers to become befrienders with residents in care homes. Thank you so much, this makes a massive difference to us. Find out more about Chippenham Borough Lands Charity on their website https://www.cblc.org.uk/

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Crabbit Old Women Poem

In 1966, a Scottish nurse named Phyllis McCormack wrote “Crabbit Old Woman,” a poem also known as “Look Closer” or “Open your Eyes.” The poem is a beautiful reminder that dignity extends throughout a person’s life, from infancy to old age. Our trustees Christine and Chris have recorded the poem as part of our volunteer training…
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