Guide Dogs

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When someone loses their sight the charity Guide Dogs is here to make sure that they do not lose their freedom and independence.

They provide mobility services to blind and partially sighted people, breed and train guide dogs and also deliver confidence building rehabilitation services to adults and children and young people.

In 2013, Blind Children UK became part of the Guide Dogs family. Guide Dogs helps children with vision impairments and their families by providing:

  • practical help and advice
  • educational support
  • habilitation (mobility and life skills) training
  • large-print books through CustomEyes
  • advice on technology and equipment
  • family support including early diagnosis support and recreation events for the whole family
  • partnering some young people with a guide dog
  • partnering some children with a buddy dog, a well-trained companion dog

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Further information

  • Are you eligible
  • Contact provider for details

  • How to access
  • The Guide Dog Service

    If you are interested in applying for a guide dog your first step is to phone the local office on 0118 983 8722.

    My Guide Service

    My Guide is a new sighted guiding service aimed at helping people with sight loss to get out of their homes and engage with their community, rebuilding their confidence and independence.  The service is delivered by fully trained volunteers. For more information or to apply to be a My Guide volunteer phone 0118 983 8722.

  • When is it available
  • Contact hours: 9am to 5pm