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Thirsk carer goes that ‘extra mile’ for a resident...






9th July, 2022.


Louise Miles, carer at Sowerby House Care Home in Thirsk, which is part of the We Care Group, certainly went the ‘extra mile’ to bring a smile to the face of resident Megan Herring.

Megan, who has been a resident in the home since February this year was looking a bit down, so concerned carer Louise tried to cheer her up and find out what the problem was. To Louise’s surprise Megan expressed a wish to go home for a couple of hours, when Louise probed further as to why, it was due to the fact that she was missing her beloved piano that she had played since she was 3 years old.

Quick thinking Louise thought of the ideal solution! She was sure that the home had had one, years before, that was unused and unloved. After a quick rummage in activities room she found exactly what she was looking for, an electric organ........

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