SPPOT provides accredited training for people who have long term illnesses, disabilities or other barriers to work and education.
The training enables people to become Volunteer Dog Walkers and Daycarers, fully supported by SPPOT who will continue to train, support and insure each person in whichever way suits them best.
Every course offered by SPPOT is intended to benefit dogs too, by promoting kind, effective methods of training and handling. We teach up to date, ethical, and scientifically proven techniques.
Please note that training places are subject to meeting the access criteria and funding being in place.
We accept applications from people who experience significant barriers to employment, for example, because of a disability, mental health issue, substance misuse issue, long term illness or who are unable to work for other health or social reasons. If you fit the criteria above, please get in touch yourself or ask a family member or professional to make contact on your behalf. We can then advise the most appropriate route to funding and training.