Recovery Assistance Dogs

Recovery Assistance Dogs

Charity information

Recovery Assistance Dogs

RECOVERY Assistance Dogs trains dogs to help Survivors of Mental Health problems to recover. We raise the profile of Mental Health by training dogs to a high level of Obedience & Skilled Assistance to enable Survivors to have independence & a good rapport with their Community. We aim to stop stigma and discrimination against Mental Health with a Fffaf (Freedom from force & fear) Campaign.

Founded 2004

  • Mission statement

    RECOVERY Assistance Dogs for Mental Health has:

    * High & Rigorous Training Standards that use Modern Training standards upheld by Kennel Club Accredited Instructors and Association of Pet Dog Trainers that use positive reinforcement.

    * Recognises the needs of the dog and the client to have Wellbeing. We follow Chirag Patel's guidance for the dog to have choice and control in its life with no force or bullying.

    * Policies that include a Confidentiality Policy, Equal Opportunities Policy, Equality and Diversity Policy that protect clients from bullying and any unprofessional behaviour.

    * Transparent Accounts that follow legal laws and procedures that let Clients, Volunteers, the General Public, Sponsors and Staff know what the funding pays for. This is on the website in the latest Annual Report under the tab 'About Us'. Or you can find information about RAD Accounts on the Charity Commission Website.

  • Aims

    Recovery Assistance Dogs aims to:

    • "To advance the education of the public in the subject of Mental Health by Fundraising & spreading Awareness weekly throughout the UK."
    • "To promote the physical, emotional and mental health of sufferers of any mental health problem in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland through the provision of support, education and advocacy."
    • "To advance education, relieve mental health conditions, problems discrimination and stigma; preserve and protect mental health by the use of RECOVERY Assistance Dogs throughout the UK"
  • Overview

    Established: July 2004

    Registered Charity Number: 1125395

    Board members: 5

    Part time staff: 5

    Volunteers: 25

    Phone number: 0116 262 3946

    Address: Humberstone House, 81-83 Humberstone Gate, Leicester LE1 1WB

    View charity accounts on the Charity Commission website
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