Meet the team

Our Dementia Dog team are a collaboration formed from the key founding charities, Dogs for Good and Alzheimer Scotland.  

Fiona Corner

Project Manager

Kerry Gough

Dementia Assistance Dog Instructor

Carla Mounsey

Dementia Community Dog Handler - Scotland

Nadia Sutherland

Dementia Specialist

Julia Winters

Dementia Community Dog Handler - England

Joyce Gray

Deputy Director of Development
Alzheimer Scotland

Peter Gorbing

Chief Executive
Dogs for Good

Contact Dementia Dog:
Phone: Fiona Corner Project Manager 07876 848 022

Meet the families

Ken & Glenys with Kaspa

Frank with Oscar

Kathleen with Alex

Henry & Anne with Uno

Malcolm & Imke with Webb

Kurt & Jan with Willow

Loretta & Jessie with Zorro

Jon & Jeanette with Lenny

Ann & John with Hope

Peter & Veryan with Ruby

Meet the dogs












Introducing our family of Dementia Community Dogs...




Meet our key funders

We are grateful to all the many individuals and organisations who so generously support our work.

Life Changes Trust

Our eight dementia assistance dogs are supported with a three year grant from the Life Changes Trust. The Trust is funded by the Big Lottery.

Big Lottery Fund

Our dementia community dog and Dog Day pilot service is funded by a National Lottery three year grant through the Big Lottery Fund


Dementia Community Dog, Billy, is funded by Tynetec and named in special memory of their late colleague and friend Billy Graham.

If you're interested in supporting our work:
Phone: Fiona Corner Project Manager 07876 848 022

Meet our delivery partners

Dogs for Good

As a founding partner, Dogs for Good charity provide and train all of our assistance and community dogs that go on to become life changing Dementia Dogs.

Paws for Progress CIC

We work together at HMP Castle Huntly prison to help men in custody learn vital dog training skills, including the training of our dementia dogs.

Scottish Prison Service

SPS provide a base for the Dementia Dog team, helping establish the UK's first prison based assistance dog and rehabilitation programme.

Assistance Dogs Australia

As the only other charity piloting the Dementia Dog approach, together with HammondCare they are currently supporting seven families in Australia.

In the beginning...

Four Glasgow School of Art product design graduates and their tutor created the original concept. All this team were an integral part of the initial pilot development with major contributions in research, graphics, service design and project film footage.

The students

John Sunart, Phoebe Batham, Flora Arbuthnott and Luke McKinney  (from left to right) are the four Glasgow School of Art students who came up with the original Dementia Dog concept.

Jeni Lennox

Jeni Lennox led the project for the first 5 years. Jeni is now working on several design led projects with Us Collective .