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Disability Assistance Dogs

Nearly one in five adults in the UK have a disability and only 17% were born with their condition, which sadly means that any one of us could one day face such problems.

Support Dogs aim is to improve the quality of life and independence for people with physical disabilities by training their own pet dog as a Disability Assistance Dog.

The dogs are trained to assist and support their owners by carrying out tasks which are specifically tailored to their needs, for example:
• Opening and closing doors
• Picking up objects
• Raising the alarm
• Dressing and undressing
• Operating control buttons
• Loading and unloading the washing machine

Unfortunately due to a high demand and an extensive waiting list, we are currently unable to accept new applicants for this program.

However please do keep checking the website for updates of when the application process for this programme reopens. You can also click here to request an email alert when it reopens and to get other updates from the charity.

In the meantime, you may find this self assessment form for activities of daily living useful in order to assess your needs, find alternative solutions and highlight how an assistance dog could help you in the future.