Care home volunteering project reports in

Volunteers brought into a care home can have a profound positive impact on residents’ wellbeing, according to new analysis of a three year pilot project run by NCVO. However, the research undertaken by the Institute for Volunteering Research, also found that pressures, including a lack of staff time, meant that many care homes struggled with volunteer management.

Other key findings are in this NCVO article, which has links to the Care Homes project and a new toolkit for volunteer management in care homes, based on learning from the project sites.