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Useful organisations

This section of DLF Data contains details of numerous voluntary organisations, Government agencies, support groups and other contacts that may be useful to older and disabled people and their carers. If you find any information that is incorrect please email Data Services to let us know which 'Contact' is incorrect and what information needs changing. If you would like to be added to the database please complete these questions.

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Dogs

Aims to transform the lives of people with disabilities by providing them with highly trained assistance dogs, enabling them to live independently and enjoy an enhanced lifestyle.

Address:

  • Mill Lane
  • Heyshott
  • Midhurst
  • GU29 0ED

Aims to help people with physical disabilities to train their own pet dogs. Includes training to a general standard of obedience to achieve the 'Good Companion Dog' certification, and to train the dogs to assist their owners as qualified 'Assistance Dogs'.

Address:

  • Earlyworld House
  • 7 Darwin Court
  • Shrewsbury
  • SY3 5AL

Dogs for the Disabled creates life-changing partnerships by training assistance dogs to help disabled people lead a fuller, more independent life. Every assistance dog trained by the charity offers practical help to the people we support. Our work with physically disabled adults opens doors to independence giving a new sense of confidence and freedom, often long forgotten. In 2004, the Children's Project was introduced, training dogs for physically disabled children and offering a friend and helper rolled into one. In 2007, the charity lauched a new project to train assistance dogs for children with autism and their families. Providing a new focus and support for the whole family. To find out more abut all of our work and to meet the dogs, browse our website and read some of the stories about our inspirational partnerships.

Address:

  • The Frances Hay Centre
  • Blacklocks Hill
  • Banbury Oxon
  • OX17 2BS

Enhance the mobility, independence, and quality of life of visually impaired people by providing guide dogs and other services.

Address:

  • Hillfields
  • Burghfield Common
  • Reading
  • RG7 3YG

Provide trained dogs to assist profoundly deaf people by alerting them to specific sounds, for example doorbell, telephones, smoke alarms using a paw to "touch" before either leading to the sound or lying down to indicate danger. The dogs also provide companionship, restore confidence and feelings of security.

Address:

  • The Grange
  • Wycombe Road
  • Sunderton, Princess Risborough
  • HP27 9NS

Support dogs assist and support their disabled owners wtih their specific disability, by raising the alarm, picking up dropped items, operating buttons and switches, retrieving specific objects or any other task which may help the disabled person lead a fuller and more independent life. Each dog is trained for the individual needs of its owner, and both dog and owner work together as a team throughout the training. Support dogs also train dogs to help people with epilepsy.

Address:

  • 21 Jessops Riverside
  • Brightside Lane
  • Sheffield
  • S9 2RX

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