Independent Assistance Dog Agency pilot

by iadauk in Southampton Central, Hampshire, England

IADA has been founded to help disabled people train and register their own dogs as Assistance Dogs.

by iadauk in Southampton Central, Hampshire, England

We did it
On 16th November 2016 we successfully raised £300 with 18 supporters in 56 days

IADA has been founded to help disabled people train and register their own dogs as Assistance Dogs.

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We are supporting those that the existing Assistance Dog system is not able to support; people who already have dogs at home, people who need owner-training for guiding or hearing dogs, people who need owner-training for medical alert or response (e.g. diabetic alert, seizure alert, cardiac), adults who need Autism dogs, and people who need Assistance Dogs to mitigate mental health conditions such as anxiety, depression, or psychosis.

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We are recruiting suitable applicants to the pilot of our Assistance Dog programme, which we expect to run over the next few years, but we urgently need funding. We are applying for grants, but these are difficult to secure as the benefits that Assistance Dogs provide are not widely understood. We expect to need around £15,000 in our first year.

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Money is to be spent on training aids and equipment for applicants and their dogs, such as clicker sticks, rope tugs for doors and cupboards, lead sleeves during training and after qualification, jackets at appropriate stages of training and qualification, special leads and wheelchair attachments, harnesses and anything else a partnership may need.
We will also provide laminated identification as required by international Assistance Dog guidelines, training guides for different stages of the programme, and membership handbooks.

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The logistics of meeting, assessing, and interviewing applicants will also be very expensive. If you feel you can contribute anything at all to help our programme get going, you will be starting to change the lives of disabled people needing to train their own dogs.

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£10 or more

£10 Reward

Thank you for believing in our project! We'll send you an IADA-branded loop fob keyring and add your name to a list of supporters that will appear on our website when money is raised.

£20 or more

£20 Reward

Thank you for believing in our project! We'll send you an IADA supporter t-shirt unique to this event, a key fob, and add your name to a list of supporters that will appear on our website.

£50 or more

£50 Reward

Thank you for believing in our project! We'll send you an IADA keyring, t-shirt, add your name to our site, and post newsletter updates on dogs in training!

£100 or more

£100 Reward

As well as the awards for previous pledges, we'll invite you to be a guest at our Annual General Meeting where you'll be able to see the progress we've made so far.

£500 or more

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£500 Reward

Along with the above rewards, you'll be invited to the graduation ceremonies of applicants trained during the pilot.


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