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Volunteers

We enjoy welcoming volunteers to our care homes to take part in activities, join us on days out, and spend quality time with our residents. Read our blog posts below to find out more.

Full steam ahead in Hungerford Care Home’s day out to STEAM museum

On 9th October, brighterkind's Hungerford Care Home in Berkshire relived the days of steam railway on their day out to STEAM - Museum of the Great Western Railway in Swindon.

Everybody had a wonderful day seeing all of the iconic machinery, bringing back memories from the past. They saw historic engines, cars, and various trains including the Cheltenham Flyer – the ‘world’s fastest train’! When they got back to the home after the day, they shared stories with other residents about this brilliant trip out.

A warm welcome to Kim at Westbury Court Care Home

The warmest of welcomes to our new work experience volunteer Kim Weston who has joined the Magic Moments Club team here at brighterkind's Westbury Court Care Home in Wiltshire. Kim is based at Fairfield Opportunity College in nearby Dilton Marsh and will be working with us every Thursday to gain an insight into the care industry.

Sensory stimulation for residents at Henleigh Hall Care Home

Have you ever heard of ‘Fiddle Blankets’? Jean Williams, a supporter of brighterkind's Henleigh Hall Care Home in Sheffield spends a considerable amount of her time making these special blankets for residents in our home. A ‘fiddle blanket’ is a blanket that has several different objects attached to it for the purpose of reducing the emotional escalation which can arise in people living with dementia or stressful illnesses. The blankets can be very soothing, particularly for people living with dementia as they keep a person’s hands busy, focuses them on an activity and can help to promote calmness.