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Dog walking for cocooners

Age Friendly Ireland

Age Friendly Wexford

Programme: Wexford

WHO Theme: Community Support And Health Services

Health & Wellbeing Theme: Physical Activity

Funding Stream: no funding required

Resources Required: Community Support, Paid Staff, Volunteer Staff

Cost: 0-500


Through local animal charity North Wexford Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals – a dog walking service was offered to older and vulnerable people during the covid pandemic. This was publicised by Wexford PPN.

Aim of Initiative

Who is it aimed at

Older people and vulnerable people at high risk from covid-19

Steps critical to success

  1. Community Group – NWSPCA
  2. Volunteers
  3. PPN co-ordination role

Challenges in Planning / Delivery

  1. GDPR
  2. Time resource – phones calls, booking etc take a lot of time
  3. N/A

Outcomes / Benefits

  1. Delivering a service to isolated older people in own homes
  2. Happy owners
  3. Volunteers sense of achievement

Evaluation / Report:

Ann Marie Laffan /