Support for children with vision impairment

We provide a range of services to support not only your child, but the whole family. This includes equipping your child with the skills they need to live an independent and active life, to family events that connect families living with sight loss.

We’re here for your child, and you, every step of the way.

How we've helped Eliza

When Eliza was just nine-months-old she was diagnosed with Optic Nerve Hypoplasia and Septo Optic Dysplasia, and was registered blind. Her parents felt overwhelmed. But Guide Dogs provided a range of support, including mobility and life skills, such as getting dressed and feeding. And we helped Eliza to get a place at the right nursery for her.

Now Eliza is becoming ever more determined and her parents have the support to help her live an independent and active life.

Nothing will stop Eliza, she's going to find her own way through life! This has made it easier to accept her diagnosis and we’re giving her as much independence as we can.
Lauren, Eliza's mum

In this section...

Helping children and young people learn mobility and life skills that are essential for daily life.

The technology, devices, toys, tailor-made books and educational support needed for learning, confidence and independence.

We’re here for the whole family through our Family Experience events and family support services.

Our guide dogs give children and young people the confidence to get out and about safely.

Buddy dogs are a canine friend that helps a child build confidence, and can have a hugely positive effect on the whole family.