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Service Dogs – UK

Hi,

I want to get a service dog. It is becoming clear that certain parts of the City of London are no good for me as an autistic person and I end  up in vulnerable situations where I am in the process of having a melt down and I dont know where to get help. When I am in meltdown mode I loose a lot of ability to speak to people I dont know and feel that a service dog that will help me if nothing else, give people a clue that I need help and to keep me safe when I am having a meltdown is something I need.

I also need one, I feel to keep me mentally ok as I would have the dog to focus on which would mean I would get out more and it would help me with my spine problems as well as helping me with things I really struggle with which is picking things up off the floor, getting laundery out of the machine and helping me in the streets when I need it.

So my question is:

  1. How in the UK do I go about getting one?
  2. Does it cost to get one;
  3. Can anyone help me in the process?

All help would be welcome.

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2 thoughts on “Service Dogs – UK

  1. I don’t know about service dogs, but googling might help. I found http://www.assistancedogs.org.uk/about/
    that might help.

    In the short term, getting an autism alert card to wear around your neck might help alert other people to your issues. You can get them from the National Autistic Society and other places (depending on what design you want and how much you want to spend) e.g. https://www.autism.org.uk/products/free-resources/autism-alert-cards.aspx

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