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

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).

We're delighted to announce that Marks and Spencer is the latest national corporate partner for Guide Dogs - for the newly re-launched Sparks loyalty scheme.

New research by Guide Dogs shows the wide variety of people affected by pavement parking, and the everyday impact it has on their lives. Nine in ten disabled people, including those with sight loss, mobility scooter users, and parents or carers with children said they had been affected by pavement parking. 

Guide Dogs is pleased to be announced as the new London Charity Partner of global bank, Citi for 2020/2021.

Double gold medal-winning Paralympian and Guide Dogs Ambassador, Libby Clegg MBE, took to the ice on Sunday night to become the show’s first ever contestant with sight loss.

Guide dog owner Alex Pepper is set to appear on the new series of Ready Steady Cook, which returns to BBC1 after ten years off our TV screens.

Lucy Edwards, a guide dog owner from Birmingham with a successful YouTube channel, has been chosen to be a presenter on Radio 1. This makes her the station’s first ever blind presenter.

We highlight that lockdown being lifted doesn’t mean greater freedom for everyone, with social distancing measures limiting independence and increasing isolation for those with sight loss. 

In October we were delighted to have over 300 supporters, UK-wide visit their local high street to educate shops, cafes, restaurants, taxi companies and other businesses about the access rights of assistance dog owners in support of our Access All Areas campaign.