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East Grinstead care home welcomes furry friends

Added on: 19th June, 2018 by WPRagency

East Grinstead care home welcomes furry friends

Resident Ray Darlington and Mill View lifestyle coordinator Miriam Markham

Last Updated:
Tue, 19 June 2018

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Residents at a care home in East Grinstead had the chance to get up close with creatures great and small when they were visited by some furry friends.

The team at Care UK Mill View on Sunnyside Close invited local organisation, Animal School, to lead a ‘show and tell’ workshop with residents.

Residents were visited by a host of interesting animals, including rabbits, guinea pigs, reptiles and even a bearded dragon. As part of the session, Animal School provided interesting facts on each of the individual animals, and residents were also able to handle and stroke the friendly creatures.

Home manager, Debbie Wheeler, said: “We are always looking to plan interesting and exciting activities for residents, and as so many have a keen interest in nature and wildlife, we invited Animal School along to provide a fun animal therapy session.

“It proved to be a real success, and you could see from residents’ reactions just how engaged and fascinated they were by the chance to get so close to such a variety of animals. The workshop fit really well with our ‘Activity Based Care’ approach here at Mill View, and we believe it provided therapeutic benefits for residents – especially those living with dementia. It was fantastic to see the smiles on everyone’s faces.”

Mill View has been designed to deliver the very best standards of care and to enable residents to live active and fulfilled lives. The home provides full time residential, nursing and specialist dementia care, as well as short term respite.

To find out more about Mill View care home, please contact customer relations manager, Amy Batchelor, on 01342 887 940 or email

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