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January 24th, 2017


Many of our clients love their pets. Their pets keep them company, give them love and friendship and help combat feelings of loneliness and isolation.

Sadly, many of our clients are no longer able or are allowed to have pets, either because of where they live or because of their ability to cope. Some make up for this by having toy dogs and cats – or even teddy bears – as companions. But this isn’t quite the same as having a real animal.

So we were delighted to hear about a charity based in Cornwall, which helps support elderly people who want to keep their pets but need some extra help to be able to do so.

The Cinnamon Trust’s main aim is to respect and preserve the treasured relationship between owners and their pets. To this end it works in partnership with owners to overcome any difficulties that might arise. A national network of more than 15,000 community service volunteers provide practical help when any aspect of day to day care poses a problem – for example, walking the dog for a housebound owner.

A national fostering service is provided for pets whose owners face a spell in hospital – volunteers take pets into their own homes and supply love and care in abundance until owner and pet can be reunited.

The Cinnamon Trust also provides long-term care for pets whose owners have died or moved to accommodation which will not accept pets. Arrangements are made between owners and the Trust well in advance, so owners have peace of mind in the knowledge that their beloved companion will have a safe and happy future.

When a pet is in the Trust’s care either short-term or long-term because the owner is in care, the owner is kept in touch with visits, if possible, or regular photos and letters.

The Cinnamon Trust helps 32,142 people a year with 41,342 animals and runs two home from home sanctuaries. As a charity, it needs funds to cover the costs and volunteers to help run the service and care for the animals.

If you are interested in helping the Cinnamon Trust, or using its services for yourself or a family member, here are the contact details: call 01736 757 900 or write to The Cinnamon Trust, 10 Market Square, Hayle, Cornwall, TR27 4HE.

This blog was written by Andrea Baird, DoCare’s Employee Services and Support Administrator.  If you have a relative who you think would benefit from DoCare’s services, or would like assistance yourself, please get in touch.  If you are interested in a rewarding career as a support worker, we would love to hear from you – please give us a call or you can apply online.