Friends of Larchwood

Braintree, Essex, CM7 9RX

The Friends of Larchwood support the work of the home. Situated in a quiet rural location on the outskirts of Braintree, and close to the village of Bocking, Larchwood is a purpose built 64 bedded care home offering Dementia and Respite care.

The Friends aim to improve the quality of life of the residents of the care home by working with staff, residents and relatives.

The Friends of Larchwood are looking to develop services on the site. We have found that this is particularly valued by some residents who through deteriorating health do not have the confidence to come out of their rooms. Alongside this we support the care homes’ activities’ coordinators by providing extra pairs of hands during organised activity sessions and outings.

Volunteering opportunities

We know your time is valuable and any time you can spare for us will make a big difference. You could volunteer at a one off event or regularly, it is entirely up to you.

If you don’t see a volunteering opportunity to suit you then please get in touch because we could develop an opportunity just for you. If you would like to volunteer please download the application form and return by email to info@friendsofcarehomes.org.uk

Befriending

  • A friendly approachable manner
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Helpful disposition with an interest in local community

When: Monday – Sunday (AM or PM)

How long: 1-2 hours a week

How to apply: please download the application form and return by email to info@friendsofcarehomes.org.uk

Lunch Time Companion “Let’s Do Lunch”

  • Patience and understanding
  • A calm relaxed nature
  • A friendly approachable manner
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills

When: Monday – Sunday (Lunch Time)

How long: 1-2 hours a week

How to apply: please download the application form and return by email to info@friendsofcarehomes.org.uk

Trolley Shop Volunteer

  • Good communication and organisational skills
  • Friendly and helpful with an interest in the community
  • Able to deal with challenging behaviour
  • Cash handling
  • Punctual and reliable

When: Monday – Sunday (AM or PM)

How long: 1 - 3 hours a week

How to apply: please download the application form and return by email to info@friendsofcarehomes.org.uk

Contact

Email:
larchwood@friendsofcarehomes.org.uk

Phone:
08454500285

Address:
Friends of Larchwood
108 Broad Road
Braintree
Essex
CM7 9RX