We are a group of people working to help each person affected by sight loss. We listen, and recognise that every individual is different in where they’ve come from and where they’re going. We are open, empathetic and inclusive. We place the person at the centre of every decision.
Describe how this individual/group focussed on the needs of a service user
How does this individual/group value diverse backgrounds or experiences
Provide examples of how this individual/group helps and supports others
We are specialists in what we do. We are committed to excellence and will never stop innovating. We respect our history, but seek out ways to adapt and improve, and are always willing to learn.
How has this individual/group demonstrated new innovative ways of doing things
How has this individual/group strived to achieve a personal or teamgoal (e.g. raising funds or supporting a service user to achieve a goal)?
How has this individual/group used their knowledge or skills or to improve the way we do things at Guide Dogs?
We are relentless in our belief that people with vision impairment can lead the life they choose. We are passionate about helping each person, committed to challenging barriers, and proud of who we are and what we achieve.
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Describe how this individual/group demonstrates their passion to support the work of Guide Dogs
Has this individual/group overcame adversity or a challenging situation to continue to help others?
We only change lives when we collaborate. We build valued relationships with donors. We work together with our service users and colleagues, volunteers and partners – and our dogs, of course – to deliver great outcomes. We support and develop each other.
Tell us about a time when this individual/group has sought the views of others and valued their input
Describe how this individual/group has developed good working relationships
Describe a situation when this individual/group has got others involved/onboard and worked collaboratively with them as part of a team
Lead by Example
We can all be a guide. We take the lead, and then hand it over, empowering people to make progress without us. We gain trust by having
faith in others, and influence by example. We do what we say we will.
Describe how this individual/group has encouraged positive behaviour and actions from others
Describe how this individual/group has affected positive change
Has this individual/group helped improve a project
We cannot change lives if we look on from the side-lines. We get involved, take ownership, and feel responsible for all we do, think and say. We celebrate wins big and small, and we hold ourselves and each other to account.
Describe how this individual/group has made participation central to their volunteering
Describe how the individual/group has celebrated success as a collective
Describe how this individual/group has involved another person or group with Guide Dogs