BS Steels is very proud that one of our office dogs, Ben, has been accepted to be part of the Therapy Dogs Nationwide scheme.
Therapy Dogs Nationwide is a national Charity where visiting volunteers take their own dogs into establishments to give comfort, distraction, and stimulation.
Dogs have been used in the care sector for over 40 years. The benefits of Animal Assisted Therapies (AAT) have been extensively studied and the results range from improvement in general health and wellbeing to increased confidence levels, improved and controlled movement to improved communication skills.
Therapy Dogs work with a wide group of people within the community. For example, in residential care homes, they can improved communication in residents and patients by evoking memories and stimulating conversation; or with special needs and autistic children and adults, they can help provide focus and a calming environment.
We look forward to lots of visits with Ben, our gentle giant!