Furry friendships for residents at Bury St Edmunds care home | Care UK

You are here

Furry friendships for residents at Bury St Edmunds care home

September 15th 2016

Residents at Care UK’s Glastonbury Court care home, on Glastonbury Road in Bury St Edmunds, are keeping active and enjoying the benefits of being outdoors with the help of two new chickens and a rabbit in the garden.

Jennie and Florence the chickens, and Flopsy the rabbit, are enjoying lots of fuss and attention as residents help to feed and care for them, as well as reminisce and share conversations about pets they had when they were younger.

The pets, which were chosen and named by residents, are promoting much conversation at the home as well as providing a range of sensory and reminiscence benefits, particularly for those living with dementia. Residents are hoping to welcome a second rabbit to the home in the coming months.

Jennie Rodger, home manager at Glastonbury Court, said: “We’re delighted with our new additions at Glastonbury Court, and we’re glad that they bring so many benefits for residents. The chickens and rabbits have really helped residents to enjoy spending time outdoors and keeping active, as well as providing a sense of responsibility.”

Media enquiries

We are happy to arrange interviews with a range of experts, commentary on industry issues and site visits for filming, photography or sound recording.  Please get in touch with your requirements and we will do our best to arrange a suitable response.

These contact details are for media enquiries only.
Please call 01206 517 215 or

Our 80-bed care home specialises in supporting people living with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. Keeping active is the key to staying independent, so we support residents to take part in a range of activities and even have their own small role in the home if that appeals to them – like laying the table for dinner.

Glastonbury Court
Glastonbury Road
Bury St Edmunds
IP33 2EX

0333 321 1989

  • Dementia care
  • Nursing care
  • Nursing dementia care
  • Residential dementia care
  • Respite care
  • End of life care