In 2004 we became the first charity in the UK to train assistance dogs for children with physical disabilities.
Assistance dogs can help build a level of independence and confidence in children by helping with practical tasks, such as:
- Retrieving dropped items
- Opening and closing doors
- Helping with dressing and undressing
- Helping with physiotherapy routines
The dog also offers unconditional love, becoming a friend who is always there for them, and a positive focus for the whole family.
A registered assistance dog provides an extension of the person’s abilities, and is allowed by law to accompany their partner into public places such as shops, restaurants and also to travel on public transport.
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