Return of the Donkeys to Sanford House

At Sanford House care home in East Dereham, our residents were delighted to welcome back some very popular visitors, Mini Donks, an organisation that brings gentle and friendly miniature donkeys to care homes to promote wellbeing.

Following their popular visit to our home in December, our residents asked if they could come back and here at Sanford House, we are only too happy to oblige.

With much anticipation, our residents and team eagerly welcomed them into our home and the mini donkeys spent time in the lounge being introduced to our residents, relatives and visitors, where they received lots of attention and petting. Then they went from room to room to meet everyone else. This time, they also grazed in our garden so they also helped us keep the grass down!

Our animal loving residents were thrilled to get up close and personal and they even won over those residents, who although they say they are not animal lovers, couldn’t resist them either…

We know they’re sure to be back judging from the response and the great comments we received.

Sanford House is a modern purpose-built care home in Dereham, providing the highest standard of nursing care and nursing dementia care for up to 40 elderly people.

Rated ‘Good’ by the quality inspector, CQC, we continuously improve the lives of our residents through offering wide ranging activities and events both in and outside of the home.

If you would like to find out more about life at Sanford House, call us on 0808 223 5533 or


Sanford House Nursing Home

Home Manager

Joan Auton


Danes Fort Drive,
Swanton Road,
East Dereham,
NR19 2SD

0808 223 5533
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