Helping Hooves wellbeing support for those affected by Covid-19
Our Director of Services has undertaken Public Health England training in Psychological First Aid, specifically aimed at providing Covid-19 emotional support. We will happily discuss your wellbeing needs if you’ve been affected by this pandemic in any way.
For clinical support please speak with your own Health Practioner or contact NHS 111. In an emergency call 999.
Service Delivery and Activity FAQ’s
All Helping Hooves services and operations are risk assessed for the current Covid-19 situation. Some sessions are available and others are due to re-commence in line with Government Official Advice.
What sessions are Helping Hooves able to deliver at the moment?
We are delivering one to one therapy and counselling sessions. These can be held across our venues – the horse yard, The Snug Country Retreat and the Nature Garden.
Our Tack & Tuck Shop is opening on Saturday mornings from mid July, at The Snug from 10am to 1pm. Pre-booking requested to ensure social distancing.
We are hosting small gatherings at the horse yard and in the garden. The numbers of people and social distancing rules must be complied with.
What if I am in a Covid-19 vulnerabe group or shielding?
Please discuss your wish to attend Helping Hooves with your Health Practitioner ahead of booking an appointment. It is really important you also follow the Government Official Advice that is in place at any given time. For the latest Government Official Advice you can go to https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus. Click on this link for NHS Covid-19 advice.
Can other people from my household and/or my carer attend to support me?
Yes, Helping Hooves do not provide personal care and therefore any assistance you require will still need to be provided by your regular care giver.
Can I still pet and groom the horses while social distancing is in place?
Yes, we provid hand sanitizer and the horses grooming brushes are sterilised between sessions. We don’t want you (or them!) to miss out on a much needed cuddle!
Any other questions you may have, please feel free to contact us.