Who are Guide Dogs?

Guide Dogs exists to provide life-changing services to people who are blind or partially sighted using a person-centred approach. They work with individuals to identify what they want to achieve and promote their independence and to support their friends and families.


Through a network of local teams, Guide Dogs provide the following services:

  • The guide dog service provides the means to get out and about safely and confidently using one of their highly trained guide dogs. This service is potentially available to any adult, child or young person with a visual impairment who meets their criteria.
  • Family experience events will enable children and their families to meet, share experiences and have fun in a relaxed environment, while accessing expert advice from their children’s specialists.
  • My Guide – a volunteer-led sighted guiding service introduces a trained volunteer to a person with sight loss to help them do the things they most need and enjoy.
  • Movement Matters is an independence service which ensures that children have the mobility and orientation skills that will last for life, giving them the confidence they need to navigate the world around them.
  • Technology skills will ensure people who are blind or partially sighted have access to the information they need to help them live independent lives.
  • Influencing and campaigning, by working with commercial organisations and public bodies to help shape a fully accessible and inclusive society.

Further information can be found on Guide Dogs website.

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