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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: Positive Mental And Emotional Health

Funding Stream: No funding required

Resources Required: Community Support, Paid Staff, Volunteer Staff

Cost: 0-500


Dog walking for cocooners – Wexford County Council and Wexford PPN in partnership with North Wexford Society Prevention of Cruelty to Animals offered dog walking services for members of the public who owned dogs but were unable to walk them as cocooning in the early part of the pandemic. Volunteers from NWSPCA waled dogs for these older and vulnerable people.

Aim of Initiative

Older and vulnerable people who were cocooning

Who is it aimed at

Older and vulnerable people who were cocooning

Steps critical to success

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

Challenges in Planning / Delivery

  1. GDPR

Outcomes / Benefits

  1. Happy dogs
  2. Happy owners
  3. Volunteers sense of achievement

Ann Marie Laffan, Wexford County Council,