Come To Tea Volunteer and Staff Training Workshop – Promoting Care Home Wellbeing

Course Category:
Health and Wellbeing

Please note: This course is aimed at care homes. The event is designed to take place at your organisation. *This course runs over two half days. The date of the second half day is the 13th November, 1pm - 4pm. 


Course charge total -  £495

The Maximum number of participants is dependent on the size of the training room to be used in the Care Home.

*Please note, although there are dates specified, the course can go ahead on other dates if needed.

Travel costs may be incurred dependent on the location of the training. 

To book this course to take place at your care home, you can: phone us on 01392 248919 or email

Course Description

The ‘Come to Tea’ training is a programme that is run over two half days to provide volunteers, carers and staff with the knowledge and confidence to bring older people together to host and enjoy small scale active events. For example this could be in the form of a resident hosting a special occasion tea party or arranging a game such as a Beetle Drive, or even organising a fundraising event. The aim of the training is to provide the support for people in later life perhaps living in care homes or sheltered housing who may struggle to be active to become involved in group and community activities.

No matter their situation, it’s important that the small scale active events will provide older people with the opportunity to improve or maintain their health and wellbeing through engaging in an active and social lifestyle.

There are many benefits to being active in later life. Activity can prevent diseases such as cancer, diabetes and heart related conditions and can also improve mental health and wellbeing. Through this training, you will be providing residents and people who need care, with social and fun activities. Being around others, in such a positive and active environment will improve their confidence, self-esteem and independence.

Through attending this course, you will be in a position to enhance people’s way of life during a time that is perhaps very difficult and isolating.

Please don’t hesitate to attend this training, if you feel that you, your staff, volunteers and carers could benefit from such a fantastic initiative to ensure that residents and older people derive great fulfilment in life whilst in your care.

Aims and objectives

The training covers:

  • how the care home works
  • how to be a good volunteer
  • understanding how to motivate residents
  • communication
  • non-contact mobilising, moving and handling
  • what ‘activity’ in a care home means
  • basic facts about nutrition and hydration.

It focuses on making sure that volunteers:

  • are aware of their roles and responsibilities, and how they relate to the particular work setting
  • understand the workplace setting, including:
    • health and safety
    • vulnerable adults
    • equality and diversity
  • understand other people’s roles in the group
  • develop new social and communication skills
  • develop new skills, contacts and resources to support their role
  • understand the need for Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks.



Trish Warren, Active in Later Life Manager and Qualified Trainer

Trish is a qualified Fitness Instructor, ASA swimming coach and accredited Trainer (Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector) and has worked for Age UK Devon for since 2008. Trish has delivered many training courses throughout Devon, including workshops and presentations in a comprehensive range of subjects.

With a vast amount of experience in the delivery of training, Trish is able to provide interactive and engaging training to suit different learning styles.


Please let Support Services know if there is anything that would affect your learning and if there is anything we can do to enable you to fully participate in our courses and we will do our best to accommodate you.

Call Support Services on 01392 248919 or email

To book this course to take place at your care home, you can: phone us on 01392 248919 or email