Meet Christine and her handsome assistance dog, Fletch. Christine is a user of our Fitzalan Howard Centre for adults with learning disabilities and more complex needs.

Asked about the centre, Christine said, “Fitzalan means my life. We’re a family here. Everyone knows each other. We’ve got similar disabilities, so we’re not different to each other. We have a laugh and a joke. You can relax here without worrying about upsetting each other.

If it wasn’t here it I would be really upset. I wouldn’t know anybody and I wouldn’t be able to join any other places because that would be strange to me and how would they react to having my dog with me? If Fitzalan wasn’t here it would be really sad.”

For more information about the Fitzalan Howard Centre please call our Customer Services Team on 01903 327327 or visit the centre's page.