Heffle Court visit Raystede Animal Sanctuary

Residents at Heffle Court delighted in a spring minibus trip to the local Raystede Animal Sanctuary located within the beautiful Sussex countryside.

Not only was it a great morning out but they relished the experience of meeting some exotic & traditional animals up close ranging from alpacas, parrots, horses, donkeys and dogs, to name just a few!

As we discovered on the day, it is not only traditional pets that can have a positive effect and benefit. Any animal interaction can bring a wide smile to people faces as you can definitely see from the photo of resident Audrey Wintle and Care Assistant Alex Jurkiewicz.

Samantha Keylock, Activity Coordinator said

“For us, it’s all about enriching our resident’s lives and they really enjoy these outings. Not only is it good for their social and emotional wellbeing, it can be very therapeutic for them. It’s also a great opportunity for interaction and to bring them together later as the residents carry on talking about the trip to each other, their families and relatives.”

At Heffle Court we carry out regular trips which are a big hit with our residents and care team alike and they are eagerly looking forward to a return visit.


Heffle Court

Home Manager

Debby Potter


Station Road,
East Sussex,
TN21 8DR

0808 223 5510
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