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2021 - A Year in Review

It's been another challenging year, but we have continued to work hard to support our clients and make advancements for the company!

We'd like to thank you for all of your support this year, and thought we would share some of this year's highlights!

Assistance Dogs International Accreditation

This year we became accredited by, and a member of, ADI (Assistance Dogs International)!

ADI establishes and promotes standards of excellence in all areas of assistance dog acquisition, training, and partnership, and is the leading global authority in the Assistance Dogs industry.

Assistance Dogs International
Assistance Dogs International

Full member of Assistance Dogs UK

After becoming a member of ADI, we also become a full member of ADUK (Assistance Dogs UK)!

ADUK aims to share knowledge, expertise and skills between its member and candidate organisations,while also promoting the highest standards of assistance dog training and welfare.

Assistance Dogs UK
Assistance Dogs UK

Disability Confident Employer

This year the Department of Work and Pensions continued our recognition of being a Disability Confident Employer through the Disability Confident Scheme!

The scheme encourages employers to think differently about disability, and supports employers to make the most of the talents disabled people can bring to the workplace.

Disability Confident Employer
Disability Confident Employer through DWP's Disability Confident Scheme

Partnership with Restart Dog Project

This year we partnered with Restart Dog Project, which teaches young people in Young Offenders Institutions skills to train dogs. For our partnership, four candidate dogs have received puppy life skills training by the young offenders at HMYOI Werrington, preparing the dogs for their next phase of training and assessments with ourselves.

Restart Dog Project

'An Introduction to Assistance Dogs' course

This year we launched our 'An Introduction to Assistance Dogs' course, developed by one of our Ambassadors, Ruth Gregory! This course provides a unique and highly informative insight into topics you should consider when applying for an Autism Assistance Dog.

'An Introduction to Assistance Dogs' course by Autism Dogs CIC

David Bailey becomes an Ambassador

This year we welcomed David Bailey as an Ambassador to the company!

David has a wealth of experience in the Assistance Dog industry, having worked with Guide Dogs,Canine Partners, Assistance Dogs International, and the International Guide Dog Federation, and his input has truly been invaluable!

David Bailey

Thank you!

This year we were very fortunate to receive funding in the form of grants, fundraisers, and direct donations. This funding has enabled us to continue to support our families throughout this year, and we would like to once again thank every one who has supported us this year!

Saandbach United Football Club
AutoTrader
Trefoil
Cheshire Community Foundation
Social Enterprise Support Fund
The National Lottery Community Fund

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