Could you spare an hour or two each week to offer companionship to an older person living in a local care home?

11th February 2020, 1:21pm | By Kate Brooks |

Care Home Volunteers is looking for people to join our team of volunteers in Salisbury, Amesbury, Downton and surrounding areas, to bring joy and companionship to older people living in care homes, especially those who don’t have visits from friends or family. This helps people to keep in touch with the outside world, gives them an opportunity to remember the good times and improves their wellbeing and quality of life. Recent studies have shown that spending as little as one hour a week with individual residents getting to know them, their lives, hobbies and interests can make a huge difference to their wellbeing, and our volunteers often say how rewarding it is to bring such joy and happiness to people’s lives.

Jane, who joined the team two years ago, visits a care home in Salisbury, spending time with several residents, chatting, reading and reminiscing. She says, “I heard about Care Home Volunteers and knew this is just what I wanted to do. A couple of hours a week chatting to residents feels so rewarding, to see the smiles and for me to leave with a smile too. I thoroughly recommend volunteering to anyone who wishes to make a difference to those in need of companionship.”

Volunteers will not be expected to take part in any tasks involving personal care or moving and handling.

You can find a short video about our work here – http://www.carehomevolunteers.org.uk/.

To find out more please contact Kate on 07931 022824 or email kateb@carehomevolunteers.org.uk.

 

Comments and Discussion

Comments are closed.

Make a Post

You must be logged in to add a post.

MarcReadCEM

RT @SpireFM: Why not send a message to friends and fam...
Wiltshire Council Get Active Holiday sport programme keeps kids active this summer

Wiltshire Council Get A...

With the summer holidays only a few weeks away, Wiltsh...

MarcReadCEM

RT @SpireFM: SALISBURY: These were issued yesterday af...
The Learning Curve

The Learning Curve

We are an established charity, and have been providing...
Opening a bank account

Opening a bank account

Running any group costs money and it’s a good idea t...
Are you the candidate we are looking for to complete our new Police ICT Team?

Are you the candidate w...

Are you the candidate we are looking for to complete o...

MarcReadCEM

RT @JacquiAbbottCEM: Missing being out and about, so w...
First steps for new groups

First steps for new groups

When you are thinking about setting up a new group, it...
New volunteers for 2020 at Arundells

New volunteers for 2020...

We are looking for enthusiastic and friendly people to...
Managing your money

Managing your money

Information and tips to help your whole committee take...
Wiltshire Council Get Active Holiday sport programme keeps kids active this summer

Wiltshire Council Get A...

With the summer holidays only a few weeks away, Wiltsh...

MarcReadCEM

RT @SalisburyCC: Here's something to look forward to l...
Setting the aims of your group

Setting the aims of you...

It’s a good idea to  work out the aims of your gro...

MarcReadCEM

Temporary Closure of: St Marks Avenue (Part), Salisbur...
RAF Association – Befriender Volunteers needed in Wiltshire

RAF Association –...

Right now, there are RAF veterans in the Wiltshire are...
Summer sports camps with 360 Degree Sports Coaching – book now!

Summer sports camps wit...

360 degree Sports Coaching received around £1000 from...
Mind Reset, in Malmesbury and Chippenham

Mind Reset, in Malmesbu...

“In all the Community Areas in Wiltshire Young Peopl...
Customer Service Volunteer –

Customer Service Volunt...

This is an exciting new opportunity for passionate, em...
Volunteer with Alzheimer’s Society

Volunteer with Alzheime...

Do you have some spare time to get involved in a volun...
Repair cafe

Repair cafe

"The UK generates 26m tonnes of waste every single yea...
1,000 cracking gifts for school pupils during the Easter holidays

1,000 cracking gifts fo...

Pupils who are continuing to attend school are due an ...
People turning to council’s library services during this difficult time

People turning to counc...

People are making the most of staying indoors and taki...
Important news for all budding community reporters

Important news for all ...

You may have noticed that we have changed the look and...
Open Access Youth Café, Chippenham

Open Access Youth Café...

The Chippenham Community Area Young People Needs Asses...
Temporary Closure of: St Marks Avenue (Part), Salisbury

Temporary Closure of: S...

Wiltshire Council Section 14(1) of the Road Traffic...