Farmyard Friends at Mill House for Care Home Open Week

Mill House Care Home Open Week

The residents and team at Mill House Care Home in Chipping Campden were delighted to be visited by some farmyard friends to kick off Care Home Open Week.

Everyone at the home was excited to host the launch of The Good Day Farm on Tour, a local company that visits care homes and schools with farm animals, in a bid to boost education and wellbeing. We were joined by pigs, goats, ducks, rabbits, chickens and sheep.

Laura Niblett and Emily Withers, owners of the Good Day Farm commented, “At the Good Day Farm, we are passionate about sharing the joy of our animals with others. Whether you’re 1 or 100 you should always have the opportunity to benefit from the therapy they bring, we recognise that many people can’t go to farms, so we are here to bring the farm to the community.

We absolutely loved the time at Mill House, seeing the residents faces light up just watching the animals made it all worth it. The bonus of having a pig and a goat walk through the home able to visit those who couldn’t leave their rooms was really special, it certainly made our day!”

Louise Voss our Wellbeing Lead added, “what is wonderful about this business is that they bring animals who can visit residents who are too ill to leave their rooms, so if someone is having a bad day or feeling unwell what better way to cheer them up than a pig popping in to say hello. We are delighted that “Good Day Farm” used us to host their opening event, our residents had a wonderful time. We wanted to bring a whole new experience to Mill House, many of our residents grew up as part of the local farming community so this event brought back some cherished memories.”

At Aria Care we are honoured to be a Founding Patron of Championing Social Care and are actively supporting and participating in this year’s Care Home Open Week, an initiative that connects communities and delivers a positive impact in the social care sector.

Caroline Roberts, CEO, Aria Care, shares, “We are thrilled to be a Founder Patron for Championing Social Care, and to further our ongoing commitment to supporting the social care sector.

We firmly believe that everyone should have access to high-quality care, and we are dedicated to supporting the sector in improving standards and promoting well-being. Our participation in initiatives like Championing Social Care is a testament to this commitment.

Our goal is to leave a lasting impact that will benefit future generations by advocating for the benefits of pursuing a career in the care sector.

Working in care is not just a job, it’s a calling. It requires compassion, dedication, and a true desire to make a difference in the lives of others. Raising awareness about the rewards of a career in care can help attract more people to this fulfilling sector, where they can find purpose in helping others and making a positive impact on society.”

Mill House provides residential, nursing and dementia care on a permanent and short stay basis. If you are looking for a care home and want to find out more about our home call us on freephone 0808 223 5524.