Learning Disabilities Care Home Prospect House in Goole recently announced a new addition to their team.
Monty, their new FEO (Feline Entertainment Officer) has already been having a pawsitive impact in the home, he has been very busy making friends among residents and staff. He even has his own ID badge. After the positive impact over the last few years of seeing the benefits both from when Prospect took in a group of ducks and from visiting PAT dogs, Manager Joanne Cooledge decided that it was time to add another member to the team. Animals are wonderful companions and interaction with them can provide many benefits for people. They can help calm and relax people, even helping to lower blood pressure.
Monty has been praised for his positive cattitude. With one resident saying ‘I love having Monty around, seeing what mischief he gets up to, he always makes me smile’
Animals can help people to become more confident and interact more with the environment around them. They can also encourage people to stay active. Joanne said ‘Monty has made such a difference since we got him, the benefits to our residents have been wonderful to see, caring for an animal can help improve life skills and empathy and we are seeing that effect first hand.’ Staff at Prospect House are Feline good about the new addition, The HICA Group think he will be a purr-fect fit for the team.