Ability Dogs 4 Young People
Ability Dogs 4 Young People is an Isle of Wight charity (started April 2012), training assistance dogs to enhance the independence of disabled young people and children living on the Isle of Wight. We are training Ability Dogs to help with physical and mental disabilities, including cerebral palsy, autism, diabetes and epilepsy.
As well as helping with practical tasks (picking up items, opening doors, helping dress and undress, crossing the road), our trained Ability Dogs help increase disabled young people’s well-being, confidence and self-esteem, enabling them to go on to further education or gain employment without needing full-time careers. In addition, having a jacketed Ability Dog by their side means that more people feel able to come and talk to them, thereby increasing their general social interaction.
Our charity shops: 104 Regent Street, Shanklin, open Mon-Sat 10-4pm. tel: 01983 214051
16 Pyle Street, Newport, open 10-3pm. tel: 01983 214056
Auction Shop: 79 Regent Street, Shanklin, open 10-3pm tel: 01983 214284
Registered Charity No. 1154896