2008 will be known as Year of the Assistance
Dog, allowing the charities Support Dogs, Hearing Dogs, Dogs for the
Disabled, Canine Partners and Guide Dogs to jointly-campaign for better
services and rights for all assistance dog users.
As part of this new collaborative approach to campaigning, Support Dogs will
be introducing a new Assistance Dogs Access Award.
If you are a Support Dog owner
and would like to nominate a retailer, leisure facility, public premises,
park or transport operator that you feel has gone ‘that extra mile’ in
providing access for you and your dog; we invite you to get in touch:
You can download a copy of the nomination form the form
by clicking here
Or if you want a form posting to you, please contact:
Angela Gregory, Marketing & Fundraising Officer, Support Dogs, 21 Jessops
Riverside, Brightside Lane, Sheffield, S9 2RX
Tel: 0870 609 3476
We’re interested in hearing about general ‘access’ experiences, as well as
identifying specific service providers you’d like to nominate for an award.
However, bear in mind the nomination form is being used by clients from all
five Assistance Dogs UK charities, so, where possible, we ask you to
consider what provisions are in place for hearing impaired people, blind and
partially sighted customers, as well as disabled and wheelchair users.
Those service providers you identify as meeting the criteria of being
accessible and user friendly to all assistance dog users will be considered
for an Assistance Dogs Access Award. If they’re chosen to receive
recognition, we will invite you to make the presentation and take part in a
publicity photo call.