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My Guide LogoThousands of people who are blind or partially sighted in Northern Ireland rarely leave home alone. At Guide Dogs NI we recognise that having a guide dog isn’t always the answer so we are committed to changing this through an expanded range of mobility services.

The launch of the My Guide scheme means we can help people with sight loss get out of their homes and back into the community, aiming to reduce the isolation that many people with sight loss experience, helping to rebuild their confidence and regain their independence.


How Does it Work?

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The My Guide Scheme uses time-limited guiding partnerships to enable individuals to become more mobile, confident and engaged in their communities.

A trained volunteer guides a service user for a few hours a week to carry out agreed activities such as attending social or leisure events. During their time together the My Guide volunteer and service user identify support which can be put in place at the end of the partnership, such as other local services or friends and family members, who could be trained in sighted guiding.

If you are interested in finding out more about the My Guide Scheme please email myguideni@guidedogs.org.uk or call 0845 3727 402

Calls to our Mobility teams will cost 3 pence per minute plus your telephone company’s access charge.