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Bow The Pat Dog Shares The Love

Bow The Pat Dog Shares The Love

A Somerset woman with a life-long passion for dogs is sharing the love with vulnerable people near her home in Bridgwater, thanks to the charity Pets As Therapy. 

Four-year-old Bow, Bev Stanley’s schnoodle - a schnauzer/poodle cross - has become a firm favourite with the people living with dementia at Wellington care home Camelot House and Lodge. 

Bev first got involved with Pets As Therapy after the death of her elderly father, for whom she was a carer.  

Bow used to accompany Bev on visits to see her dad in a nursing home during his last illness. She had been part of his life since she was a puppy, and Bev says it was always obvious how Bow’s presence used to brighten him up. 

Care home spices up life for jody

Orchard View

A Strood man with learning disabilities is discovering how much more satisfying life can be when you try out new experiences thanks to Orchard View.

For Jody Williams who lives at Orchard View, a Kent residential service run by the Regard Group, his learning disability has tended to make him unwilling to try any activities he wasn't already familiar with. 

Yet this year, bolstered by encouragement from the Orchard View team, Jody has surpassed all expectations by experimenting with new hobbies and travelling to Australia to be best man at his brother Jamie's wedding. 

Jody said:

"My sister went with me and it made me proud to be an important part of the wedding."