Home Meadow calls on Toft community to join the team10th February 2020
Staff at Home Meadow care home in Toft, near Cambridge, are calling on members of the local community to consider joining their team as volunteers.
The home, which provides residential care for up to 49 people – many of whom live with dementia, is looking to build on its programme of activities and entertainment for residents and is keen for people to get involved.
Residents are offered a wide range of choice when it comes to activities at the home, from exercise, to music, games and craft, and new home manager Laura Adams, is looking to extend this to include more outings, entertainment and collaborative projects. Volunteers are now being sought to help with the new plans.
Laura explains, “Since joining the home, I’ve been looking into a number of new initiatives that I can introduce, to provide further enrichment to the people who are living in our lovely home. Part of this involves widening our activities provision and this is where help from volunteers would make such a super difference and support our team.
“We have a dedicated team member who looks after this area of our care and does a great job of listening to residents to understand what sort of activities would benefit them the most.
“We want to add more outings to our calendar of opportunities, such as fishing trips which we know many of our residents have really previously enjoyed, and we’ll be looking at welcoming more local groups and clubs into the home. To help us do this, we would welcome support from anyone in the local community who might be interested in volunteering with us for just a couple of hours per week.
“The difference it makes to our residents is really quite significant and I’m confident that anyone who spends time with us will find it extremely fulfilling.”
Anyone interested in knowing more about volunteering at the home should contact Laura on 01223 263282 or by popping into the home. All volunteer expenses are paid and DBS checks would be required. Volunteers must be over 18 years old.
Home Meadow is part of the Healthcare Homes Group and is based on Comberton Road in Toft. For more information on the range of services provided, call 01223 263282 or visitBack