Support Dogs - how our dogs transform lives

Tess Thompson


Organisation:
Support Dogs
Region:
England
Notice Period:
Short (maybe less than one month's notice)
Type:
Charity
Fee:
Free: 40
Category:
Charity
Updated:
6th July 2018
Tagged:
Assistance Dogs | Disability | Charity | Dogs

Would your groups like to hear about the life-changing affect a support dogs can have on a family living with autism, epilepsy or disability? From picking up dropped items, opening doors to alerting their owners prior to an oncoming seizure, support dogs transform the lives of their families.

Support Dogs is a registered national charity dedicated to increasing independence and quality of life for people with various medical conditions. We provide, train and support specialist assistance dogs to achieve this.

Our volunteer speakers will explain the affect autism, epilepsy and disability has on peoples lives and how our dogs are trained to support their owners to lead more independent and active lives. If possible we will bring along one of our hero dogs to meet you too.

We do ask for a donation to cover the cost of organising the talk which is normally set at £40 (and goes to the charity) . If this is problem, there may be other ways in which you can support us instead.

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About Tess Thompson

Support Dogs is a registered national charity dedicated to increasing independence and quality of life for people with various medical conditions. We provide, train and support specialist assistance dogs to achieve this.

We specialise in three specific programmes:

Autism assistance dogs for children aged three to ten years with autism. The dogs are trained to provide safety for the child and reduce stress in social environments.

Seizure alert dogs for people with epilepsy. The dogs are trained to provide a 100% reliable, 10-55 minute warning prior to the onset of an epileptic seizure, which enables them to get to a place of their choosing and take control of the situation.

Disability assistance dogs for people with physical disabilities. The client’s own pet dog is trained to perform tasks which are specifically tailored to their individual needs; providing them with greater independence and safety.

Established in 1992 Support Dogs is a registered charity and provides all it services entirely free of charge to those in need of them.


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