Our volunteers befriend older people in residential care to help them through the loneliness and social isolation that many of them face in the last few months of their lives.
Care homes look after their residents with care and compassion, but they are very busy places, and care staff to not have time to sit down and chat for extended periods. Residents in care homes have lost their own homes and possessions, have left their familiar surroundings, social contexts and friends, and often have lost or been separated from their spouse of many years. Most often, dementia or other conditions make conversation very difficult, but they still yearn for social contact. Like all other age groups, loneliness seriously affects their quality of life and their health.
Our trained volunteers bring value and joy to their lives, helping to recall good times in the past and making the present meaningful and happy. Residents look forward to our visits, and for many, it is the high point in their week.
If you feel you might be interested in volunteering with us, contact Kate by email on email@example.com, or tel 07931 022824. You can also contact us through our website at www.carehomevolunteers.org.uk where you can find a short 4 minute video which captures the work our of volunteers.