Tag: Care Home volunteers

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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Care Home Volunteers Swindon

After a successful launch in Salisbury 2015 and then moving the programme to Chippenham in 2016,  this young charity is extending its unique training and support programme to the Swindon area this year. Care Home Volunteers believes there is huge potential for volunteers to enhance the lives of people living in care homes by providing social contact and…
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Thank You – Volunteer Information Sessions

#CharityTuesday Over the past few weeks we held a number of Volunteer Information Sessions in Salisbury … thank you to everyone who came along to find out more about volunteering with us. If you could make it, don’t worry contact us direct. We would also like to say a big thank you too: Salisbury Library –…
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How Virtual Reality is Taking Dementia Patients Back to the Future

  The Wayback project recreates coronation day in 1953 on 3D film using actors, period costumes and props, right down to fish-paste sandwiches. The effect is to bring back vivid memories for those struggling with the present. This is such an amazing project – click here to find out more about this inspirational project and…
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Make a difference in 2 minutes – Voting for the AVIVA Community Fund is now open!

Care Home Volunteers has the chance of winning up to a £5,000 award from the AVIVA Community Fund, but we need your help to vote for us… We have applied for an AVIVA Community Grant for up to £5,000 and we’re through to the public voting round. We need as many votes as possible to…
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Introducing our New Volunteer Coordinator

We are delighted to welcome Kate Brooks to our Care Home Volunteer team as our Volunteer Coordinator in Salisbury. Kate joins us as the process of engaging with new volunteers and continuing with the great support provided to our current volunteers, is picking up pace. Kate is passionate about the unique role volunteers can play…
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