Project Partners

At the different stages of the project we will be working with different international organisations. For more information, visit their websites by clicking on the logo.

Support Dogs

Support Dogs is a UK based charity dedicated to improving independence and quality of life for people with living with some of the most challenging medical conditions. It trains specialist assistance dogs to achieve this.

These highly trained dogs help with everyday tasks for people with physical disabilities, give advanced warning of seizures for people with epilepsy and provide safety and support for children with autism and their families.


Support Dogs have been based in South Yorkshire since it began in 1992 and now works with clients throughout mainland UK.

Medical Detection Dogs

Medical Detection Dogs is a UK-based charity that trains dogs to detect the odour of human disease. It is at the forefront of the research into the fight against cancer and helping people with life-threatening diseases. 


Their Bio-Detection Dogs are trained to find the odour associated with diseases, such as cancer, Parkinson's Disease, or malaria, in samples such as urine, breath and swabs. Their Medical Alert Assistance Dogs are trained to detect minute changes in an individual’s personal odour triggered by their disease and alert them to an impending medical event.


They receive no government funding for the work they do and rely entirely on the generosity of donations from trusts and the public. 

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