We were delighted to be invited to one of Canine Partners Information Sessions which was held at their Midlands Centre, Osgathorpe, Leicestershire this week.
The charity train assistance dogs to meet the needs of individuals with even the most complex physical disabilities. They currently help adults aged 18 and over (both civilians and former service personnel) who have a physical disability or condition that affects their daily life and limits their independence.
Canine partners are carefully matched to the applicants’ needs and lifestyle, no matter how challenging. They are trained to help with everyday tasks such as opening and closing doors, unloading the washing machine, picking up dropped items, pressing buttons and switches and fetching help in an emergency. They can even help people to get undressed and remove a card from an ATM!
The session was extremely moving and informative and included:
A presentation, a demonstration by dogs in training, and a talk from an established partner about the difference their canine partner has made to their lives. If you would like more information regarding the information sessions, contact firstname.lastname@example.org who can advise you when the next session will take place.
Jane, an established partner gave a moving talk about how her canine partner, Chico has changed her life.
Visit Canine Partners website for more information and to enquire about supporting the charity.
School demonstrations are available by request.