Award encourages homes to adopt positive ‘pet policies’

Posted on March 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

Nominations are now being called for nursing and resiodential care homes to be considered for the Pet Friendly Care Home of the Year Award, run by animal charity The Cinnamon Trust. Last year the award was won jointly by Hethersett Hall in Norwich, Beechwood House in Sanderstead and Dalecare nursing home in Newbury. Founder and director of the Cinnamon Trust, Mrs Averil Jarvis, said the staff at the three homes were actively involved in a partnership of care for pets belonging to elderly residents. “This makes all the difference to the happiness of owners, the well-being of pets and the general atmosphere,” Mrs Jarvis said. “For some older people, a pet and its happiness can become their reason to live. A pet often becomes a focus of interest for all the residents and not just the pet’s owner. “The award plays an important part in encouraging a positive ‘pets policy’. It encourages homes to come up to the standard of the best and, of course, the award rewards the best.” Mrs Jarvis founded The Cinnamon Trust a

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