Our Special Friends- Awarded a grant of £2,000 towards supporting vulnerable and socially isolated older people.

The group work with a wide variety of clients whose needs, some quite severe, arose from problems with mental health, disability, alcoholism, age and social isolation. Many clients had been housebound for some considerable time. Volunteers were matched with the clients and visited with dogs. The connection with the volunteers and the animals encouraged participation in outside events, including social interactions and physical activity/exercise, that the clients would otherwise not have been able to access.

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