Collaboration

Through strong partnerships across voluntary and statutory sectors, and deep-rooted connections with the community, we encourage collaborative working to create dynamic and inclusive person-centred community-led therapeutic programmes to enhance health and wellbeing of the most disadvantaged across communities.

 

Local organisations include;

The Oasis Community Centre, Wisbech Community Development Trust, a centre serving the community for over 30 years, enhancing accessibility of services for local residents, including people living in Waterlees/North Ward – one area falling within the top 10% most deprived areas of England.

Community House, a home for the community to come together and access services including; CAB Advice Hub, Confidence and IT courses, and other support and guidance. Their garden provides a regular green space for People & Animals to work from.

The Queen Mary Centre, a building for the community located in the heart of Wisbech, Cambridgeshire.

Luminus Ferry Project, facilitating change amongst over 230 single homeless people annually.

Cambridgeshire County Council, supporting a number of projects in the community with seed funding, collaborative opportunities and expert support

Octavia TBAP Academy, a secondary alternative provision (AP) academy situated in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire.

Peckover Primary School, a large primary school in the heart of Wisbech, Cambridgeshire.

Orchards Primary School, a primary school situated in Waterlees, Wisbech.

As well as; Wisbech Library, Kisimul Education Group, Cambian Healthcare, Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust, Mind Cambridgeshire & Peterborough, Fenland Bushcraft, Redbarn Creative, LEADA Drama, Clarion Housing Group.

 

National organisations include;

Green Care Coalition was established in 2016 to promote the commissioning and use of Green Care services, and to give voice to the many organisations in the UK who are committed to delivering or supporting the delivery of high quality and cost-effective Green Care services.

Hereford Community Farm founded by Directors Julie Milsom and John Trimble is an exciting facility being developed to provide inclusive therapeutic land based activities and skills training for people whom face disadvantage through disability, ill health, social need or any other condition or situation which has an impact on their daily life.

International Institute for Animal Assisted Play Therapy by Tracie Faa-Thompson and Dr Rise Van Fleet, providing training, principles and resources to ensure the physical and emotional well-being of clients and animals as well as therapy sessions.

K9 Project is a not for profit organisation utilising the unique bond between humans and dogs to provide a range of services to people of all ages. From children and young people who are not benefiting from conventional education to adults who want to change their lives for the better, K9 facilitates a range of sessions to help them find new directions on their way.

Our Special Friends is a charitable organisation founded by Belinda Johnston, and specialises in the practical and emotional support of the human-animal bond in all circumstances but particularly in the elderly, vulnerable and socially isolated.

Sarah Urwin is an accredited and experienced Counsellor/Psychotherapist offering Equine and Animal Assisted Therapies and Counselling, outside from her base near Exeter. She also works with practitioners and students in these approaches as Supervisor, Mentor and Trainer.

 

Other friends include;

For further information about like-minded organisations and individuals that work in this field, please feel free to browse through these websites. If you feel that your services would be useful to add to this directory, please feel free to let us know.

Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors a network of experienced and qualified pet behaviour counsellors who work on referral from veterinary surgeons to treat behaviour problems in dogs, cats, birds, rabbits, horses and other pets.

Better Out Than In supports children and young people to build resilience and inspire learning through connecting with animals and Nature. Opportunities include consulation, forest school sessions, staff training, animal assisted activities (AAA), wild events, theme days, projects, one to one programmes of engagement, the development of outdoor learning spaces and vocational support work.

Dogs Helping Kids a unique charity founded by Tracey Berridge, and is dedicated to using highly trained dogs to help teach children non-violence, empathy, respect, kindness, love, responsibility, friendship and trust.

Federation of City Farms & Community Gardens helps grass roots groups create genuine benefits for their community, supporting anyone in the neighbourhood to create and nurture a green space for the benefit of their community.

IAHAIO is a global umbrella organization drawing together many associations doing exciting work in the human-animal interaction (HAI) field, embracing those who are working in research, education, and practice in the sector.

International Society for Anthrozoology (ISAZ) is a supportive organisation for the scientific and scholarly study of human-animal interactions. It is a nonprofit, nonpolitical organisation with a worldwide, multi-disciplinary membership of students, scholars and interested professionals.

Paws for Progress CIC is a small but rapidly growing company, the team are passionate about promoting individualised, evidence based interventions which are mutually beneficial for both the people and animals involved.

Positive Connections founded by Jenny Stephany, aims to facilitate community based initiatives which enable the natural magic between people and companion animals to be sustained.

Society for Companion Animal Studies has established itself as the leading human-companion animal bond organisation in the UK, influencing the development of policies and practices that support the human-companion animal bond.

The Playful Pooch Programme is led by Dr. Rise Van Fleet, is designed to provide canine-assisted play therapy services to children and families and to offer training in the involvement of canines in play therapy to mental health professionals.

Sirona Therapeutic Horsemanship provides therapeutic and educational activities centred around horses and nature supported by a professional and passionate staff and volunteer team.

Turn About Pegasus is a social enterprise run by Tracie Faa-Thompson and equine expert Alison Porteous. This new service delivers Equine Assisted Learning and Equine Assisted Psychotherapy, primarily – but not exclusively – to young people.