Spring has well and truly arrived at Westward Care, and with the warm weather we’ve been welcoming some new furry friends to Headingley Hall and Pennington Court.
At Headingley Hall, our residents were treated to a visit from Hope Pastures and their very friendly ponies.
Hope Pastures are an equine rescue centre in North Leeds – they rehabilitate, re-home and look after horses, ponies and donkeys who might end up neglected or are already suffering from neglect.
Part of Hope Pastures’ ethos is to work within the community around north Leeds – they usually welcome visitors to their centre, so they can share the relaxing benefits of being around animals. So, we were very lucky that they brought some of their horses, ponies and donkeys to meet our residents at Headingley Hall.
And at Pennington Court our staff and residents have been hosting some ducking hatchings, who stopped off for a paddle before heading back to their farm.
At Westward Care, we know the therapeutic effect meeting new animals has on our residents - especially we haven’t been able to run our usual trips due to lockdown restrictions. So we want to thank Hope Pastures and the local farms who were so generous in volunteering their time and expertise to brighten up our week.
"We’d like to think that it is the little things we do every day that make Westward Care so unique."
Peter Hodkinson
Managing Director, Westward Care