My Guide

My Guide is one of the services provided by Guide Dogs to support people with sight loss as they get out and about. There are three strands of the service:

  • My Guide Partnership

A My Guide Partnership matches a person who is blind or partially sighted with a trained volunteer. The volunteer guides the person who is blind or partially sighted so that they can reach their mobility goals  - these could be things like being able to go to the gym, joining a local coffee group or just walking in the local park.

Find about more with Guiding for you or someone you know or Volunteer to help a blind person

My Guide Assist provides basic training in safely guiding a person with sight loss. This training can be applied in a range of ways for example, in supporting a friend or family member with sight loss, guiding people you meet in the street who need assistance or helping at a specific event such as the Commonwealth Games.

Additionally, Guide Dogs works collaboratively with other organisations around the United Kingdom to provide the My Guide service. See Your organisation working with Guide Dogs for more information

Please contact us with any questions about the My Guide service or enquire about getting involved. Phone 0845 372 7499 or email

My Guide Open for Business is a developing service working with businesses and not for profit organisations to provide specifically tailored accessibility training for their staff. This training enables staff to effectively and efficiently serve blind or partially sighted customers. My Guide Open for Business has already improved service in a range of organisations such as hospitals, transport companies, local authorities and supermarkets.

For more information on My Guide training for businesses, please contact Kerry Tweed on 0118 983 0169 or email


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Michelle's My Guide story

To access a larger version of the video, click the 'full screen' icon in the window. There are screen reader accessible buttons for simple control of the video.

How to help a blind or partially sighted person

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