REQUEST A VISIT
from a PAT Team
Temporary Suspension of PAT Visits
After careful consideration and in consultation with a number of our healthcare establishments and other connected charities, the Pets As Therapy Trustees have decided to temporarily suspend all PAT visiting services and all other volunteer activities including assessing until further notice.
REQUEST A VISIT FROM A PAT TEAM
There are many types of establishment which benefit from Pets As Therapy visits ranging from residential homes, hospitals and hospices through to both special needs and main stream schools.
SOME ESTABLISHMENTS ALREADY ENJOYING PAT VISITS
Enhance lives in our communities by providing companionship and friendship and helps to tackle loneliness.
Plan a special visitor to help young people with literacy and concentration.
Research suggests that PAT Dogs and Cats can help relax patients and aid recovery.
Thank you for requesting a PAT visit.
The provision of a volunteer and the time it may take to arrange this will depend on the numbers in your area and whether the available teams are a match to both parties requirements.
Whilst, as a Charity, we make no charge for this service, you will be offered the opportunity to support us or donate if that is possible, it will not in any way affect the provision of a volunteer. We would however, ask you to reimburse any out of pocket expenses that the volunteer may incur, such as parking fees.
Please note that the visits must take place in a communal area of the Establishment (lounge/tv room) and not in a client’s private rooms or flat and that we are unable to accompany your clients on walks away from the premises. Staff must be present and available to support the activity whilst the volunteer is on the premises.
Please note that our volunteers are reference checked only, if your Establishment requires the volunteer to have a CRB/DBS or similar check then we ask that you arrange to do this for the volunteer you are accepting to visit. There should be no cost to the volunteer for this requirement.
Please complete the form below to request a general visit.
To request a one-off visit please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.