News and Updates

New Volunteer facilities now available

We are happy to be able to announce that TDN now has its own Volunteers area.

 

Obviously content is a bit light at the moment as its new but as we start to use it it will hopefully expand into a vibrant community and a valuable place to go for information, forms etc. Click on the image to go to the area.

Forums

Forum Link

Its a private area where we can discuss things that relate to TDN, our visits, assessments or just what was on TV last night

Downloads

This is an area where we can store files for download. It can be split into public and non public areas so files specific to TDN needs can only be downloaded by the appropriate people

Gallery

We can now upload pictures into our own albums, host picture contests and some other stuff I haven’t worked out how to do yet… ūüôā

Articles

This area provides a summary of recent activity by TDN members

Blogs

We would love to hear about your visits or just general activity with your dogs. The blogs area is restricted to members which removes some of the privacy issues surrounding posting about visits on facebook.

Calendar

Want to know what is going on or want to let the rest of us know what you have planned? this is now easy to do.

Member Map

This is something that has been discussed on many occasions and, hopefully, this will allow us to see where  everybody is. It also splits things out into different roles such as assessors, volunteers, establishments etc. You dont have to enter your details onto the map but if you do choose to do so it will let the rest of us know where you are and what your role in TDN is. It will take a short while for me to place you all into the appropriate groups so please be patient.

Whats next?

Over the next few weeks i will draw up how to guides and modify the area so it gives us what we want from it. There is a suggestions area where you can post ideas that we can look at. There WILL inevitably be some teething issues as bugs get discovered once it starts to be used – hopefully these will be easy to fix.

About Us

About Therapy Dogs Nationwide

Therapy Dogs Nationwide is a charity set up to provide various programs involving dogs for the benefit of those receiving the service.

 

to Learn more about who we are and what we do please contact us

 

Therapy Dogs Nationwide is a Charity registered in England РNumber  1167622

 

 

 

 

 

Paws and Read

 

Therapy Dogs Nationwide places temperament assessed dogs with their volunteer handlers into Additional Learning Needs, Primary, Junior and High schools under our Kennel Club recognised scheme, Paws and Read.

 

Research suggests children can be nervous and uncomfortable when reading aloud in a classroom environment, especially those that are struggling. The Paws and Read Programme allows these children to read to a therapy dog,  as they are non-judgemental, attentive and perfect listeners

We have documented evidence that one of our dogs, with the volunteer, attending school once a week can raise not only the reading standard of the children, but help with their self confidence, behaviour, social and emotional welfare too.

This scheme also helps with self-esteem, and behavioural problems the children might have, plus teaching them how to behave appropriately around dogs and basic dog safety, thus helping the next generation of dog owners, hopefully, to be more responsible.

Our service provides FREE intervention packages that target pupils personal, social, numeracy and literacy skills in many ways. Our volunteers and dogs can unlock potential in learners in unique ways. Some programmes we have provided for individual  children have included bespoke support for pupils with complex behaviours.

If you would like one of our teams to visit your school please click here and complete the online form.

Alternatively please email us at enquiries@therapydogsnationwide.org

 

 

Visiting

Visiting Programme

The visiting programme is at the heart of what Therapy Dogs Nationwide does. We visit a wide range of establishments including :

  • Retirement Homes
  • Nursing Homes
  • Hospices
  • Prisons
  • Psychiatric Units
  • Schools

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Our dogs and human visitors are both carefully screened to ensure that they are suitable for the role. If you are interested in becoming a visiting volunteer or would like a visit from a therapy dog please contact us.