Care home residents delighted by alpaca visit

Wymondham Alpacas visited residents at De Lucy care home in Diss

Wymondham Alpacas visited residents at De Lucy care home in Diss - Credit: Nikki Clark

Residents of a south Norfolk care home were delighted to welcome some furry friends for a visit.

Wymondham Alpacas brought some much-needed cheer to De Lucy House, in Diss, on Saturday (April 17), allowing those at the home to meet the endearing South American creatures. 

Wymondham Alpacas visited residents at De Lucy care home in Diss

Wymondham Alpacas visited residents at De Lucy care home in Diss - Credit: Nikki Clark

In keeping with Covid restrictions, residents were introduced to the alpacas outdoors and learned all about them, before being given the chance to interact with them. 

Nikki Clark, activities coordinator at the home, said the experience served as welcome respite following a difficult period.

Wymondham Alpacas visited residents at De Lucy care home in Diss

Wymondham Alpacas visited residents at De Lucy care home in Diss - Credit: Nikki Clark

"The residents really enjoyed themselves," she said. "I think everyone connects with animals, and the alpacas were so placid and docile. 


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"We would usually go here, there and everywhere on trips, but we can't go anywhere at the moment.

Wymondham Alpacas visited residents at De Lucy care home in Diss

Wymondham Alpacas visited residents at De Lucy care home in Diss - Credit: Nikki Clark

"It's easy right now for residents to feel cut off from the outside world, so we need to try and bring it to them. Meeting the alpacas really brightened their days."

Wymondham Alpacas visited residents at De Lucy care home in Diss

Wymondham Alpacas visited residents at De Lucy care home in Diss - Credit: Nikki Clark

Wymondham Alpacas visited residents at De Lucy care home in Diss

Wymondham Alpacas visited residents at De Lucy care home in Diss - Credit: Nikki Clark

Wymondham Alpacas visited residents at De Lucy care home in Diss

Wymondham Alpacas visited residents at De Lucy care home in Diss - Credit: Nikki Clark

Wymondham Alpacas visited residents at De Lucy care home in Diss

Wymondham Alpacas visited residents at De Lucy care home in Diss - Credit: Nikki Clark

Wymondham Alpacas visited residents at De Lucy care home in Diss

Wymondham Alpacas visited residents at De Lucy care home in Diss - Credit: Nikki Clark

Wymondham Alpacas visited residents at De Lucy care home in Diss

Wymondham Alpacas visited residents at De Lucy care home in Diss - Credit: Nikki Clark


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