Living it Up spoke to Lynsey Thomson, a Canine Concern Trustee and Occupational Therapist, about the Therapet project and how it can help older people.
At the moment, there are over 700 Therapets visiting care homes, hospitals, hospices, brain injury units, stroke units, day centres, secure units and prisons. Yearly, 15,000 – 20,000 people across Scotland benefit from this service.
The pet therapy service is a great resource for people who may have had to go into sheltered housing, residential accommodation, or a long-stay geriatric ward, or who are no longer able to care for a pet.
Lynsey told us that there are lots of ways the Therapet service has a positive impact: >>>> To read the whole article follow the link to "Living it Up" magazine/website.
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Picture above is Therapet Jess owned by CCST Administrator Lesley Bird