We are delighted to share that Broomhill Hospital in Spratton, Northamptonshire have started collaborating with the Cats Protection League. They have launched a pilot project to foster cats in need that are cared for by Broomhill service users.
The first rehomed cat, Aurora, arrived a month ago and has settled in well on Cottesbrooke Ward.
Aurora is being cared for by a service user who is an experienced cat owner and has found the experience of caring for a cat again to have had a positive impact on her mental health and well-being.
The service user shares her experience:
‘It is now the fourth week since Aurora has been staying with me. Starting last week, I have been taking her outdoors for a short time each day to introduce her to the garden. So, she becomes used to being outside and amongst others so everyone can enjoy her company. She loves being outside.
If I could describe her personality in a few words, I would say she is gentle, loving, caring and friendly and occasionally naughty.
It has been really fun to have Aurora to look after. I am really grateful to have had the chance. It has really helped my depression in a positive way, having someone to look after. It is a reason to get up in the morning. It is one of the most positive experiences I have had in my life.’