Disabled Chick

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Tuesday 21st January 2020


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Disabled Chick

22:48 PM, 21st January 2020
About 2 months ago

Assistance dog increase?

Reply to the comment left by Disabled Chick at 21/01/2020 - 22:11
*Apologies for the 57 likes, my phone froze. I don't know how to undo them now though.... Read More

Disabled Chick

22:11 PM, 21st January 2020
About 2 months ago

Assistance dog increase?

Reply to the comment left by Roy B at 21/01/2020 - 21:36
The reason I queried it was because it sounded like only people with traditional physical disabilities have registered assistance dogs. I just wanted to make sure everyone was aware that more charities are providing service dogs to those with mental and emotional problems as well as physical nowadays. I didn't mean to cause any offence, I just didn't want anyone assuming someone with severe depression and anxiety doesn't have an assistance dog because in rare cases they do. Like I said in my previous post, if it turns out that the dog is not registered with a charity then by all means their dog, even if they believe them to be a support animal, is a pet and should be treated as such in terms of accomodation rights.... Read More

Disabled Chick

22:03 PM, 21st January 2020
About 2 months ago

Assistance dog increase?

Thank you for appreciating my views. All of the charities that I have researched highlight the importance of an assistance dog being registered, so that everyone can feel reassured in the fact that they have been trained properly in all different surroundings.

I believe that if a leaseholder objects to agenuine service dog, they themselves would also be in breach of the law which could lead to a discrimination case. It is all to do with the laws surrounding accessibility and how it would be discriminating against disabled people who require the assistance dog to live independently. The only time an objection would be valid is if there wasn't an appropriate area surrounding the property that the service dog could use the toilet- the property doesn't require a garden but an area, at least 6 ft by 6ft (most charities say this and it doesn't need to be square, just at least 36 ft squared) near the property. A part from this, I don't think the leaseholder can justify their reasoning for preventing you letting a flat to a person with a service dog.... Read More

Disabled Chick

18:55 PM, 21st January 2020
About 2 months ago

Assistance dog increase?

People who have a registered assistance dog should not be discriminated against because they require a working dog. It doesn't matter whether it is because they are visually impaired or mentally ill, if the dog is registered as an official assistance dog then you can't pick and choose your tenants based on whether you deem their disability as real or not. You have already said that you had no problem with a blind person applying. I suffer from conversion disorder (which, even though a mental illness, causes temporary paralysis and blindness, seizures, mobility problems associated with physical disabilities etc.). I have had to deal with people who don't view it as "real" disability. However, the government seems to think it is "real" enough and provides me with the same disabilty benefits as any other traditionally disabled person.

In regards to your comment James Noble, my "disability" is not a label, it is a mental illness that impacts all activities I do. I wish I could live without a crutch (sometimes literally because of my "disability") but unfortunately that is not possible.
I have recently applied for an assistance dog myself and all the charities say that official working animals come with the correct paperwork and jacket to wear to prove their authenticity. Anyone who claims to have an "official" assistance dog should be able to prove this so I would ask for that instead of a doctor's note. If they are registered, you can't charge them anymore because their assistance dog will have been trained correctly and will not cause dog-related damage or distress to other tenants (because they fail training dogs who aren't following orders or who are excessively noisy). If it turns out that their dog is not registered as a working dog, you can treat their dog as a pet and refuse their pet if you feel it necessary. That is completely your right however I agree with Roy B that many pet owners are so thrilled to be allowed pets that they take such good care of the place. Phoebe... Read More