23 July 2018 – NCF
Staff from Care South care homes across Christchurch, Poole, Bournemouth and St Ives, near Ringwood were awarded a selection of puppies – but not the usual ones that require endless walks and hours of devotion.
As part of Care South’s annual Stars Awards ceremony held at AFC Bournemouth’s Vitality Stadium, the company’s 17 care homes were each given a robotic therapy pet – affectionately known as Biscuit, due to his golden colouring.
The Biscuit ‘puppies’ were presented to a representative from each home, following a successful trial in two Care South homes –Templeman House in Northbourne, Bournemouth and Kenwith Castle, North Devon – earlier this year.
The special pets respond to touch and speech and are designed to reduce stress and anxiety in residents, especially those with dementia.
Ed. Cute overload with no walkies required or messiness.