Care home residents were amazed as a drone pilot showed them a bird's eye view of South Woodham Ferrers.

Jason Neilus brought his drone to Windle Court care home in The Withywindle, taking them 100-metres above ground to give them a view they have never experienced before.

Mr Neilus, who developed his passion for drones a few years ago said he wanted to show the residents the amazing things modern technology can do.

He said: "Helping people is what motivates me and I wanted to give back to the community.

"I think that the world moves forward and the elderly sometimes don't get it.

"Some people are left behind by the modern world."

Mr Neilus treated seven residents to the experience.

He placed a set of goggles on the elderly residents, which showed them live footage from the drone's camera as it flew over South Woodham Ferrers.

Mr Neilus was happy he could provide the residents with some fun on the day.

He accepted no payment for the experience, only a cup of tea.

He said: "They loved the whole thing, it blew their minds.

"My initial plan was to take them out by the River Crouch and show them along the river and back, but sadly the weather wasn't great.

"I hope next time we will be able to do that."

Mr Neilus plans to offer the service any time he has a day available to come to the care home.

Activities coordinator at Windle Court, Nicola Daniels, said: “Everyone was really impressed and cannot wait for another visit and we hope that more of our residents will experience this amazing technology.”