Community Pet Support Scheme

Our Community Pet Support Scheme was launched in 2016 to provide practical support for the elderly, physically disabled and housebound to care for their companion animals in their own homes. The project aims to enhance human and animal wellbeing through sustaining the relationship between companion animal and human in the community for as long as it is mutually beneficial.  


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The scheme seeks to:

  -   Provide elderly, physically disabled, vulnerable and housebound people with assistance to
       care for their companion animals in their own homes.
  -  Create a foster support network (for the temporary care of owned pets or animals at
      LAA seeking an alternative environment).

The prevention/postponement of a move into a rescue centre environment or the provision of an alternative to this type of environment is beneficial for companion animals.  The specific improvements in both physical and mental wellbeing arising from pet ownership is evidenced in multiple studies.  The 24/7 companionship can be seen as an imaginative ‘antidote’ to the modern challenges of social isolation and loneliness.

The scheme is currently being delivered by Animal Care Assistants with the support of a dedicated Co-ordinator in three districts close to our Charity; Blaby, Oadby and Wigston and Hinckley and Bosworth and works in conjunction with professional referral partners such as social services and the local authority. It has been independently evaluated by The School of Veterinary Medicine and Science at the University of Nottingham.

Thank you to CPSS Scheme's generous supporters

We would like to give very special thanks and recognition to our funding partners. The scheme would not exist without their support. 

Thank you to:

  • Mars UK through their Pedigree Feeding Brighter Futures Fund for £11,000
  • Edith Murphy Foundation for £10,000 in 2016 and a further £5,000 in 2018
  • The People’s Postcode Trust for £14,695
  • The Kennel Club Charitable Trust for £10,901
  • Support Adoption For Pets for £2,416

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