About Us

Support Dogs is a national charity (Mainland UK) dedicated to increasing independence and quality of life for people with various medical conditions. We provide, train and support specialist assistance dogs to achieve this.

We provide help with everyday tasks for people with physical disabilities, give advance warning of seizures for people with epilepsy and provide safety and support for children with autism and their families.

Established in 1992 we are registered founder members of the Assistance Dogs UK governing body and Assistance Dogs International. Support Dogs receives no government funding and relies on donations and fundraising to continue our work transforming lives.

Honorary President: Angela Rippon CBE
Chair of Trustees: Barry Brackner
Chief Executive: Rita Howson
The Earl & Countess of Scarbrough
Elaine Paige OBE

Our registered charity number is 1088281. A copy of our 2016 annual review can be found here.