Tag: Care Home

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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‘The spark will ignite’: how poetry helps engage people with dementia

Shared reading has a significant impact on mood, concentration and social interaction. A Liverpool charity is running sessions in care homes. Stephanie Brada reads the Henry Charles Beeching poem Going Down Hill on a Bicycle to a group of residents at a care home. They read along with her, some mouthing the words, others silently following the…
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‘It’s like being reborn’: inside the care home opening its doors to toddlers

Who says the young and the older generation have nothing in common! Intergenerational activity is so important and has great benefits for all involved. Isn’t it fantastic? It’s the highlight of my week” says 89-year-old Fay Garcia, while bouncing baby Sasha on her knee. “It’s like being reborn.”   Read more here. 

Our Volunteers

Chippenham Care Homes

We are pleased to announce that we have now started our new venture in Chippenham. We have enrolled a wonderful group of volunteers who will be working with us to bring joy and happiness to older people in care homes in the town.