Friendship Dog service launches in Uttlesford

The Friendship Dogs Scheme is a one year pilot being delivered by CVS Uttlesford in partnership with Ace Hounds.  The scheme is being funded by Essex County Council

We can provide funded 1.5 hours sessions for either groups or individuals in either an indoor or outdoor setting.  Our greyhounds will be brought to your location by our experienced handlers where participants will have the opportunity to spend time with the dogs.   Experience has shown that working with support dogs can help both the physical and mental wellbeing of people affected by loneliness, anxiety, depression, the recently bereaved, housebound, as well as those people living with dementia.

The service is available to Uttlesford residents aged 65 years plus, those living with dementia, lonely and/or isolated people.

Our dogs are brought to your location where participants can interact with them, either indoors or outdoors. Sessions last 1.5 hours.

Click here to make a referral via Uttlesford Frontline.

Members of the public can also request a callback

For further information on the scheme email