The Friends of Newcross support the work of the home situated within Wolverhampton, West Midlands. Newcross is a purpose built care home offering Dementia, Nursing, Residential, Respite and End of Life 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 Newcross Care Home are looking to 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
Friends of Newcross Committee meeting
The Friends of Newcross held their committee meeting on the 1st November 2016
The Friends of Newcross currently have 8 volunteers attending regularly. They have bible readings which are being well received by the residents. There are plans to recruit volunteers to help with the chit chat cafe and candy cart. The Friends will also be looking at a potential bid to purchase a reminiscence pod for the residents.
Visit of the Duke of York
On Tuesday 11th October 2016, the Duke of York visited Attends offices to be updated on our work.
As part of his role, he is patron of each of the friends groups in care homes.
Pictured above, he is talking to Nichole, project manager, and Kahlil who is newly appointed to the team. He was delighted to hear of the progress to date.
Friends of Newcross inaugural meeting
On the 18th July 2016 The Friends group held their first meeting at the care home
On the 18th July 2016 The Friends group held their first meeting at the care home to formally appoint a Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer and Committee Members, to agree the constitution, adopt policies and procedure and discuss business related to formation of the group. We were joined by relatives, residents, staff and volunteers.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org