Guide dogs for children and young people
Guide Dogs has a long and successful history of providing a guide dog for people aged 16 or over. In 2006 a three year pilot project was established, to assess both the practicalities, as well as the benefits, of providing a guide dog to young people under the age of 16. Those young people who trained with a dog during the pilot phase made excellent progress and the impact of the dog really can be described as 'life-changing.'
In light of this, the charity has decided to remove the minimum age for guide dog ownership, and to carefully roll out the provision of guide dogs to young people under 16, across the UK.
Read frequently asked questions (faqs) on young person guide dog ownership
There are also further general FAQs about guidedog ownership