Our centres

Southern Centre – Heyshott, West Sussex

site_imagery_our_organisation_History_headofficeOur Southern Centre has the following facilities:

  • Kennels for up to 30 dogs. Our assistance dogs are usually housed in pairs to give them company during their stay with us
  • Six chalets for our disabled applicants and their carers, each fully accessible fit-for-purpose rooms
  • A large arena which is used on a day-to-day basis to train our assistance dogs in advanced training but can also be used for Partnership Ceremonies, Information Sessions and assessments
  • A small arena which is used for assessments, advanced training and puppy training classes
  • Office space for the necessary co-ordination of our work
  • Meeting room which is used for meetings, presentations and lectures
  • Dining room and kitchen facilities used by our housekeeping team to provide food and relaxation area during on-site training courses and events
  • The Gatehouse which is used by staff for overnight duties and also for advanced training in a home-like environment
  • Plenty of outdoor space for training and free running of our dogs

Midlands Centre – Osgathorpe, Leicestershire

The site is ours - October 2014

Our Midlands Centre currently has the following facilities:

  • A main arena which is used on a day-to-day basis for advanced training but can also be used for Partnership Ceremonies, Information Sessions and assessments
  • A small arena which is used for assessments, training of our assistance dogs in advanced training and puppy training classes
  • Partnership bungalow which has two rooms that are currently fully accessible for people with disabilities, plus two rooms for carers. We are raising money through our Capital Appeal for additional partners’ accommodation, to enable us to transform more people’s lives
  • Office space for our small team, co-ordinating our work in the Midlands
  • Meeting rooms which are used for meetings, presentations and lectures
  • Temporary kennelling facilities for our dogs in advanced training while we wait to build permanent facilities following our Capital Appeal
  • Bungalow which is used by staff for overnight duties and also for advanced training in a home-like environment
  • Outdoor space for training and free running of our dogs