Help for adults with vision impairment

We understand that living with sight loss is different for everyone, so our services reflect that. We’re here from the moment you need us. To talk and to listen, to offer advice and provide support. We have a wide range of services with and without dogs and our team of experts will work with you to understand your needs and agree on a plan that’s right for you. We're here to support you and the life you choose.

How we've helped Hilary

Five years ago, 88-year-old Hilary's sight deteriorated, and she began struggling to go out independently. Hilary reached out to Guide Dogs, and with the support of a Vision Rehabilitation Specialist, began using a long cane to help her get out and about with confidence.

I can’t thank Guide Dogs enough – they’ve given me my long cane training and the ability to get out on my own. Everyone I have spoken to has been so lovely and the support has been marvellous.

In this section...

A women using her cane to navigate outside

Advice on cane use and referrals for training from your local authority. If you'd like to apply for a guide dog and need to improve your cane skills, we can provide top up training too.

Guide dog owner and dog crossing a road

Our guide dogs give people with sight loss the confidence to get out safely and live the life they choose.

A women with sight loss using her phone to navigate outside

Help understanding how technology can assist with everyday tasks within the home and getting out and about.

Sighted guide volunteer sitting with cane user

This training is specifically tailored to the support networks of an adult with a vision impairment, including friends, family members and colleagues.

Kristina sifts flour into a white bowl while talking to Katie Pix

Tips, techniques, specialist equipment and hacks to help you live independently.

Guide Dogs Family Support Officer visiting a family home

Get in touch and our experts will work with you to develop a package of support that is right for you.

If you're 25 years old or younger, look at our services for children and young people