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Customers along with colleagues from our Furze Brake scheme on the Isle of Wight visited the donkey sanctuary for an outing. Senior Care and Support Worker, Vicky Brent-Watson describes the customers’ adventure.
“The customers had a fantastic trip to the Isle of Wight donkey sanctuary in Ventnor last week. We arranged for around 10 of them to come along with the support staff from Furze Brake. All of those that came on the visit said that they had a fantastic time and the trip stimulated lots of conversations between customers.
“We try and take as many of our customers as possible out on these trips and encourage them to do so. Although they live in the community some of them don’t get out much on their own. We have a big enough team here, so we were able to take two customers each around the donkey sanctuary and interact with them. After the visit we stopped off with the customers to have lunch later in the afternoon.
“We plan these trips for the year ahead so that our customers get the chance to go on these trips as a collective.”