As part of Volunteering Day in Care Home Week 2017, we thought it might be helpful to highlight a resource which can support care homes to understand the value of volunteers and to help them to develop volunteering opportunities in their services. Whilst this is an English-based piece of work, its messages and learning resonate more widely:
Volunteering in Care Homes was a national three year pilot project, funded by the Department of Health. It provided opportunities for care homes and their local communities to work together to:
- enhance quality of life
- build cohesive communities
- enable active citizenship.
The project has produced a final evaluation report (PDF, 300KB) and a suite of resources to support care home owners, managers and staff in the development of volunteering opportunities within their homes.