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Residents from our single housing pathway, (our programme for supporting over 16s who’ve been made homeless) on the Isle of Wight spent a morning walking with some furry friends recently, when they visited the West Wight Alpaca and Llama Farm.

Paired up with their pals, the walkers were given a brief demonstration of how to lead their new buddies, before enjoying a relaxing ramble around the farm.

With the alpacas and llamas having worked up quite an appetite, the group stopped atop a hill, in big grassy field. Whilst the animals grazed, the group observed the scenic views over the island.

Everyone had a great morning learning more about the gentle creatures and getting to know their loveable personalities. One resident’s llama even made a run for it, prompting the resident to chase him across the field!

After returning their llamas and alpacas to their fields for some well-deserved rest, the group were introduced to some of the farm’s other animals, including goats and guinea pigs, and even some lively turkeys.

Speaking of the walk, Harriet Martin, Peer Support Worker, said: “It was lovely to hear the residents talking about how much fun they had, and how grateful they were for the chance to connect with the animals and enjoy some time out, away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. It was a reminder of how simple things and sharing experiences can bring happiness and well-being.”

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