Find out the latest Guide Dogs news including our research work, collaboration projects and press coverage.

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Director of Operations, Peter Osborne explains how the pandemic affected Guide Dogs and their service users.

Kamsi and her sister, Nnenna, playing on their iPad

Guide Dogs' new scheme 'Tech for All' will provide free assistive technology to all children with a vision impairment aged between three and 18 in the UK.

After more than sixty years, Princess Alexandra has stepped down as Royal Patron for Guide Dogs, succeeded by The Countess of Wessex.

Guide Dog owner, Jaina, lost her sight after a rare allergic reaction and has gone on to become the country’s first blind fitness instructor.

Guide Dogs shows support for the Government's plans to review how dog theft is classified in UK law.

A guide dog owner has spoken to BBC Breakfast about her experiences of e-scooters as the year-long trial of the two-wheel transport device starts in London.

Charites, including Guide Dogs, are calling on Network Rail and the Department for Transport to urgently install missing warning tactile surfaces on train platforms before more lives are lost. 

Guide Dogs' history was honoured by chef and competitor Dan McGeorge in this year's Great British Menu on BBC Two. His dessert dish, 'Give A Dog A Bone', was made in honour our founders, Muriel Crooke and Rosamond Bond.

Guide Dogs has teamed up with SignVideo to help make our support accessible to deaf people and people who have a combined sight and hearing loss who use sign language to communicate.

Staff in Royal Bolton Hospital’s Intensive Care Unit recently received a surprise visit from trainee buddy dog Mason, as fosterer Sarah Thornton thought her NHS colleagues could use the emotional support after a hard shift.

To kick off our 90th anniversary, we’ve decided to immortalise our newest recruit, Flash, in a three-minute film to be shown on national television.

A new pilot scheme funded by Royal Canin sees the provision of digital talking scales to 200 guide dog owners to support them with the weight management of their guide dogs.

As we return to a more normal way of life, we’re determined to focus on getting things back on track and investing in our future. 

Guide Dogs is warning that Great Britain has one chance to prevent e-scooter chaos, as the high level of illegal and anti-social use of e-scooters across the country, coupled with the lack of police enforcement, becomes apparent in new research.

On Saturday 12 December, we were delighted to virtually host Guide Dogs' supporters for our 2020 Christmas Wishes Event. Together we celebrated all the incredible wishes you’ve helped come true this year for people with sight loss, as well as their friends and families.

We're making important changes to some of the staff job titles, volunteer role names and the language we use.

Guide Dogs is advising the public to think twice before buying expensive e-scooters as festive gifts this Christmas. We fear that not only are many members of the public buying e-scooters without the full information, but they also pose a danger to people with sight loss and others when misused. 

Guide Dogs is delighted to announce a new partnership with Aunt Bessie's, the iconic supplier since 1974 of the Yorkshire pudding and a host of frozen food ranges. 

 

We're urging the Government to act following clear public support for a new law on pavement parking in England. New research by Guide Dogs shows that seven in ten adults (70%) would support such a law, with local authorities able to restrict cars parking on pavements. 

YouGov has published the 2020 CharityIndex Rankings for Brand Health, with Guide Dogs moving up to fourth place in the top ten, with an index score of 34.5.

Guide Dogs. Thomas Pocklington Trust (TPT), and LOOK UK have worked with vision impairment sector partners, lecturers and other professionals to produce a Covid-19 specific guidance for Higher Education Providers (HEP).