Resources

We’ve produced a series of resources to help you if you experience an access refusal or want to campaign on this important issue. You can download them here or request a paper copy by emailing the Campaigns Team at campaigns@guidedogs.org.uk 

Sign the petition!

Access all areas petition
Access all areas petition (Welsh)

Access card

Our Access card explains that by law assistance dogs must be allowed to enter premises with their owners.

To order a card please email campaigns@guidedogs.org.uk

Access All Areas Toolkit

If you want to start campaigning on an Access All Areas issue in your local area, we’ve developed a toolkit to give you tips and information to support local campaigning on all issues covered by our Access All Areas campaign. You can download a copy to start campaigning straight away! Access All Areas Toolkit

How to deal with an access refusal

Access guide on taxis

Download our access guide on taxis.

 

Toptips

Top tips for taxi drivers

Download our policy document for taxi and minicab drivers which contains information on what the law says and best practice that councils can adopt.

Download our top tips for taxi drivers.

 

 

 

education

Access to educational institutions

Download our booklet that gives information about access for guide dog owners to educational buildings such as schools and colleges.

 

 

food premises

Access to food premises

Download our booklet about access for guide dog owners to restaurants and cafes.

 

 

 

  hotels

Access to hotels

Download our booklet about access for guide dog owners to hotels and bed and breakfasts.


 

 

 leisure facilities

Access to leisure facilities

Download our booklet about access for guide dog owners to leisure facilities such as gyms, swimming pools and sports halls.

 

 

 medical facilities

Access to medical facilities

Download our booklet about access for guide dog owners to medical premises such as hospitals.

 

 

 renting a property

Renting a property

Download our booklet about renting a property to a guide dog owners.

 

 

 shops and retail

Access to shops and retail outlets

Download our booklet about access for guide dog owners to retails outlets such as shops.

 

 

 vets

Access to Veterinary Practices

Download our booklet about access for guide dog owners to veterinary practices.

 

 

  allergies

Information on allergies and fear of guide dogs

 

Download our booklet about allergies and fears of dogs.

 

 good lighting

Good lighting guidance

 

Download our booklet about making sure your building or room has good lighting

 

workplace

Guide dogs in the workplace

Download our booklet that answers some of the questions people ask about guide dogs in the workplace.

 

 

 

 spending

Information on provision of spending facilities

Download our booklet that gives advice on providing and maintaining a spending area for guide dogs.

 

 
 opening doors

Opening doors

 

Download our booklet that provides information for shops, restaurant, pubs and other services providers who deal with blind and partially sighted people.

 Access To Sports Stadia

Access to sports stadia

Download our booklet about access for guide dog
owners to sports stadia.

 




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“It can also spoil enjoyment when you are constantly having to explain the law. It would be lovely to be able to book a break and just enjoy it without having to justify why you are blind and need the support of a guide dog.” (Guide dog owner, Staffordshire)