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 residential accommodation that is fully accessible for people with disabilities, plus rooms for carers
  • 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