Therapy Dogs Nationwide is a national charity where visiting volunteers take their own dogs into establishments to provide comfort, distraction, and stimulation.
Our volunteers have the unique privilege of volunteering with their own temperament tested Therapy Dogs; some with over 10 years of experience and always focused on benefiting people in the community. Using animals especially Dogs as therapy is not a new idea, they have been used for over 40 years in experience in the care sector and a lot of our volunteers have roots with Lesley Scott-Ordish who was a pioneer in visiting with taking your own pet dog to nursing homes.
The benefits of Animal Assisted Therapies (AAT) have been extensively studied and results range from improvement in general health and wellbeing, increased confidence levels, improved and controlled movement to improved communication skills.
Volunteers and Therapy Dogs work with a wide group of people within the community. Our work in residential care homes had improved communication in residents and patients by evoking memories and stimulating conversation.
Our dogs have also shown to help with special needs and autistic children and adults by giving focus and providing a calming environment.
We regularly visit local hospitals and hospices where patients and staff interact with our dogs and look forward to their visits
We are proud to be part of the Kennel Club Bark and Read Programme. We have many dogs that visit schools to help children develop their reading skills and build confidence.
Our volunteers also find their visits very rewarding.
Just One Tree (https://www.justonetree.life/)
We plant trees for you. It costs £1 per tree.
The tree absorbs CO2, restores biodiversity and makes the world a better place.
In reality we all need to be doing more, integrating restoration and protection into our everyday lives.
The majority of people WANT to do more but aren't sure how.
That's where JUST ONE Tree comes in.
We make it simple for individuals, schools and businesses alike to remove CO2 from the atmosphere.
Large-scale minimal participation makes an overwhelming impact.
And all it takes is JUST ONE pound.
British-Ukrainian Aid (https://british-ukrainianaid.org/)
Who we are
We are a group of like-minded people who feel passionately about Ukraine’s positive impact on the world, its stability and future. All members of our group are volunteers and work on the charity’s projects after their day jobs. Our fundamental principles are transparency and ethical integrity.
We’d like to make a positive change and a lasting difference to the lives of people who endured dispiriting life-changing injuries, visible or otherwise, while being exposed to the horrors of war.
We aim to ensure that the war casualties are properly prepared, reintegrated and helped to live independent and fulfilled lives. This includes providing humanitarian and medical aid to those in need as well as raising awareness of challenges laying ahead and promoting programmes on social adaptation.
We wish to enhance the general public’s understanding of Ukraine’s history, culture and current situation.