Suffolk Care UK care home gets a barking new ‘relations manager’

Image: Cambridgeshire Live

A care home in Suffolk has employed Sinbad, a rescue dog with ‘affectionate cuddling’ on his CV, as their new ‘relations manager.’

Mildenhall Lodge Care Home has had the furry friend living with them since 2016 and is on hand to spend quality time with the residents when they need him.

Singband was found wandering the streets of Wisbech, Cambridgeshire and rescued by Ravenswood Pet Rescue.

The home specialises in dementia care and the canine helps residents when they are having an episode by helping to calm them.

Katy Hughes, Mildenhall Lodge manager, said: “The home wouldn’t be the same without everyone’s favourite four-legged friend.

“People thought I was barking mad when I said we would be welcoming our very own canine relations manager, but after a residents’ vote in the home, I found Sinbad, who was being cared for by Ravenswood Pet Rescue and I knew he would fit in perfectly at the home, and keep a constant smile on the faces of the residents.”

The Care UK home was rated ‘outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) earlier this year.

Ms Hughes said Sinbad can be seen in coffee shop and is friendly and calm.

She said: “Being close to animals can help lift a person’s mood, stimulate social interaction and ease agitation – and Sinbad is brilliant at doing just that.”

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