Georgia Soley has worked with countless big name actors as a TV and film extra – but it is her King Charles spaniel, Bailey, who is regarded as the real star by care home residents.
For in just two visits to Timperley Nursing Home, in Mainwood Road, Timperley, Bailey has shown he has really got it licked when it comes to making people smile and lifting the mood of people living with dementia.
Mother of two Georgia, who has appeared in such well known series as Peaky Blinders and Coronation Street, said: “Bailey has to be the sweetest, most gentle dog ever. We are so blessed to have him in our family and it seemed only natural to share him once a week with the residents of Timperley care home.
“We live close by in Timperley but I particularly chose the home because, as a vegan, I discovered they support people who are vegetarian and vegan.”
She said it was “heart-warming” to see the smiles that three-year-old Bailey – who occasionally joins her on film shoots – brings to residents’ faces.
Estelle Felstead, one of the activities coordinators at the Kingsley Healthcare run home, said: “Bailey has such a wonderful temperament and he has made quite a mark on our residents.
“For those residents who remain in their rooms, he is a breath of fresh air and a sheer delight as he sits contentedly allowing them to pet and stroke him.
“We are truly privileged at Timperley to have a number of willing visitors who visit for various reasons. What wonderful dimensions they bring to the lives of everyone.”