A wooly great time! Animal visit a success at Edgbaston care home

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Residents at a care home in Edgbaston were all ears when an array of four-legged visitors hopped and trotted into the home. 

Residents at Care UK’s Edgbaston Manor, on Speedwell Road, had a cracking time over the Easter period after welcoming two lambs and two ducklings into the home.  


Everyone was given a chance to feed and handle the animals, all while learning more about the different creatures, which were brought in by The Phoenix Children’s Foundation, including their personalities, favourite foods and how to look after them. 

For many residents having worked in farms or grown up around similar animals, the visit was also an opportunity to reminisce and share memories from their younger years. 

Thelma, a resident at Edgbaston Manor, said: “The darling little chicks were so flurry and beautiful – I could have held them for ever!”

Zoe Steventon, General Manager at Edgbaston Manor, added: “Everyone at Edgbaston Manor certainly had a spring in their step after welcoming the animals into the home. 

“Animal companionship has been shown to have many therapeutic advantages for older people, particularly those with dementia, as it helps lower anxiety and creates relaxing endorphins. You could see from the residents' reactions just how much they enjoyed interacting with the animals. 


“It proved to be a wonderful opportunity to reminisce too, with many residents sharing their animal stories from childhood. We look forward to welcoming more animals of all shapes and sizes in the future!”

Edgbaston Manor has been designed to deliver the very best standards of care and to enable residents to live active and fulfilled lives, while also promoting independence The home has been configured into a series of neighbourhoods to help facilitate the creation of close-knit communities and encourage social interaction among the residents. There is also plenty of space, both indoors and out, for relaxation and recreation. 

For more information on Edgbaston Manor, please call Home Admissions Advisor, Natasha Phillips on 0121 314 9908,  email Natasha.Phillips@careuk.com or visit careuk.com/edgbaston-manor.

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Speedwell Road, Edgbaston, West Midlands, B5 7PR

Edgbaston Manor

Edgbaston Manor

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