Volunteering in Care Homes Project


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This presentation was part of the learn and share events held across the country in March, 2014.

The presentation was by NCVO and looks at the details of the project.

Find out more about the Volunteering in Care Homes project: http://www.ncvo.org.uk/practical-support/volunteering/volunteering-in-care-homes

Find out more about NCVO's work on volunteering: http://www.ncvo.org.uk/ncvo-volunteering

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Volunteering in Care Homes Project

  1. 1. Volunteering in Care Homes Project Sharing time and talents; building caring communities
  2. 2. What are the Project’s aims?  To explore the impact of volunteering roles on older residents' quality of life.  To increase confidence of care home providers from the public, private and voluntary sectors to develop volunteering involvement in their homes.  To develop our understanding of the factors that create successful volunteer engagement in care homes.  To develop stronger links between care homes and their local communities.  To identify a national standard of good practice in volunteering.
  3. 3. Why is this relevant?  Health & Social Care Act; “The system will focus on personalised care that reflects individuals’ health and care needs…”  NICE quality standard “Older people in care homes should be encouraged to take an active role in choosing and defining activities that are meaningful to them”.  Francis report; “The patient must be put first in all what the NHS does”.  Caring for our Future; “help people share their time, talents and skills with others in their community”
  4. 4. What is our approach? NHS Blackburn with Darwen CCG •Blackburn with Darwen CVS •Moorland View •Old Gates NHS Oldham CCG •Oldham Volunteer Centre •Park House •Stoneswood NHS Shropshire CCG •Shropshire Rural Community Council •Uplands at Oxon •Crowmoor NHS South Derbyshire CCG •South Derbyshire CVS •Overseal •Shardlow •Oakland NHS Central London CCG •Westminster Volunteer Centre •Forrester Court •Carlton Dene •St Georges’ Institute for Volunteering Research (IVR); Skills for Care; Expert Panel; Strategic Advisory Group, Department of Health
  5. 5. What will we deliver?  Each site will engage with a minimum of two care homes and 70-80 residents.  Volunteer training programmes will have been designed and tested for this sector.  There will be five opportunities for sharing findings and learning from other pilot sites together with a wider network of stakeholders.  A suite of good practice documents, case studies and video guides to support care home staff in working effectively with volunteers and vice versa.  There will be an interim evaluation report and a final report at the end of the Project.  Where possible care homes will be supported to take over the volunteer management role and undergo the Investing in Volunteers Accreditation.
  6. 6. What is the purpose of today? Share our progress Learn from your experiences Prepare for some of the forthcoming challenges Share existing good practice Establish a network that will guide the project through its lifetime
  7. 7. Further information
  8. 8. Contact details Tracy Whittle Volunteering in Care Homes Project Manager NCVO tracy.whittle@ncvo.org.uk Matthew Hill Senior Researcher Institute for Volunteering Research matthew.hill@ivr.org.uk