How do I guide someone?

There are no hard and fast rules on how to guide someone, however RNIB's Guiding a blind or partially sight person web page offers suggestions for guiding safely and sensibly.

Guide Dogs offer friends and family practical group training which can give you the skills and knowledge you need to confidently and safely guide a family member or close companion. The course also gives more information about different eye conditions to help give a better understanding and insight. Further information including a range of short videos with advice on how to guide someone in different situations such as getting in and out of a car, going through a doorway, travelling by bus or train, can be found on Guide Dogs website.

Your local society for blind or partially sighted people may also run courses and should be able to give you some pointers about guiding.

You can find your nearest local society on the Sightline Directory by entering your postcode and the search words 'local society'.

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