We're here to help children like Nell

For children with sight loss and their parents, early intervention from Guide Dogs is life changing.

Guide Dogs provides a wide range of services for children and young people, including mobility and life skills, large print books and grants for specialist technology. And we're here for the whole family, providing support and advice on a range of issues, including education.

We can only provide our services for children and young people with your support. You can help by donating now and making a big difference to a child's life.

Nell and Guide Dogs habilitation worker Branwen smile in the school corridor

Our Family Support team offers practical and emotional support, advice and information to the families of children with a visual impairment, as well as working with other professionals and organisations.

Two children siblings hug each other and smile

Children and young people with vision impairment are being denied access to their childhood. Our latest research reveals that large numbers are not being referred for the vital habilitation support they may require.

Our volunteers can transform the lives of people living with sight loss. Guide Dogs offer a brilliant range of volunteering opportunities. Even if you only have a little time to spare, we need your help.

Coronavirus update

As we find ourselves in another lockdown, please be reassured that we are doing everything we can to protect you. Our highest priority is the welfare and safety of our staff, volunteers, service users, donors and dogs. We remain committed to our charitable purpose, helping people with sight loss live the life they choose - when and where it is safe to do so.

Our COVID-19 information and guidance provides the latest information on the services we are currently able to provide. If you, a loved one or friend has sight loss, we can help during COVID-19. Call us on 0800 781 1444. 

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Guide dog owner Paul Thomas and guide dog Yancy

By leaving a gift in your Will, you can help us provide guide dogs of the future and all our services.

Little girl Oashia smiles next to her black labdrador buddy dog Garston

Our buddy dogs bring a new friend into the lives of children with sight loss. 

Three people sitting in deckchairs on the beach with a guide dog lying beside them

Guide dog owners may need to prepare now for potential changes to EU travel from 2021.