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.
Download the information guide to find out more
Enquire about our services
We are currently reviewing how we seek and accept eligibility assessments. As a result, we are no longer accepting any new Expressions of Interest. As we progress through our review and are able to begin taking new Expressions of Interests, details will be put on this web page.
If you have already submitted an Expression of Interest you will not need to re-express interest. We will contact you when we have completed our review and are inviting applications in your area of the country.