Medical Alert Assistance Dogs
Using their amazing sense of smell, dogs can be trained to identify minute odour changes emitted prior to an emergency and alert the person to take preventative action.
Our dogs are currently working for people with:
- Type 1 diabetes
- Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (PoTS)
- Addison’s disease
- Severe allergies
- Other endocrine disorders
- Episodes of sudden health deterioration
By assisting individuals with their condition, our dogs help reduce 999 calls and hospital admissions, giving people and their families/carers greater confidence and independence, enabling them to lead a full and happy life.
Client Equal Opportunities Statement
The Charity is committed to treating every potential applicant equally and actively welcomes applications from all sections of the community. All applications will be considered equally, regardless of age, gender or gender re-assignment, marital status, sexual orientation, race, colour, nationality, religion, religious or philosophic belief, ethnic or national origin or disability.
As such, individual applications will be progressed onto our waiting list solely on the basis of our selection criteria. This includes applicants who are detrimentally affected by their health condition, who have made every attempt to manage it by other means and to whom we feel we can be of most assistance.
You can hear from our co-founder, Dr Claire Guest and Programme Manager, Simone Brainch, about how our Medical Alert Assistance Dogs help our clients by watching the following video: