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Useful Information

Our collection of resources starts here. Over the coming months we will be promoting and developing free resources to help and inspire people who want to take a positive interest in our local care homes and the people who live in them. If you have found a particular article, a piece of research or a resource helpful, and would like to share it with like-minded people we would be happy to post it here. Please get in touch using the details on the Contact Us page to send us your information.

  • Living well in care homes

    Living well through activity in care homes. The toolkit, developed and designed by The College of Occupational Therapists is a…

  • Download Our Generic Pack

    To help you spread the word about our network of volunteers, we invite you to download the collateral relating to…

  • Journeys in the moment

    The purpose of this pack is to provide staff with ideas to engage residents in creative, interesting and fun ways.…

  • TimeBank

    Timebanks are local organisations that allow you to accumulate “credits” for that the time you give as a volunteer.

  • FaNs Newsletters

    To help you spread the word about our network of volunteers, we invite you to download a copy of our…

  • Download Our Noticeboard Templates

    To help you spread the word about our network of volunteers, we invite you to download the collateral relating to…

  • Download Our Essex Pack

    To help you spread the word about our network of volunteers, we invite you to download the collateral relating to…

  • FaNs Review of 2015

    Review of FaNs 2015 2015 was a fun filled, productive year for the Friends and Neighbours (FaNs) Movement, with lots…

  • My Home Life Community Engagement Newsletter

    My Home Life Community Engagement Newsletter Making life more interesting for everyone in care homes – how to make the…

 

How you can make it count

Our FaNs come in all shapes and sizes and range from six year old school children who paint pictures for our care homes to young mums living in the local area, as well as a League One football club or our county’s fire and rescue service.

It’s the small gestures that can produce the biggest impact, which is why we’re inviting people to get involved in a way that suits them and their busy schedule. We know that making every moment count doesn’t have to mean making a huge commitment of time or a grand gesture – treasured moments can be really small. And that’s what we’re here to facilitate.

Simply fill out our short registration form and download our leaflet that highlights how you can get involved in a way that suits you.

I want to make it count