Services we provide

Business at Guide Dogs continues. If you have any specific concerns in relation to coronavirus (Covid-19) and how this may affect the services which we provide to you we strongly advise that you contact your local Guide Dogs team and speak to a member of staff. All our local teams are being briefed on specific matters related to coronavirus (Covid-19) and are being updated regularly as the situation evolves. If we cannot resolve your enquiry immediately we will take your details, investigate and will respond to you within 24 hours.

We recommend that you contact your local team directly rather than seeking information elsewhere - as we will be in a position to provide you with accurate, current and practical guidance.

To find out the right number for your area please visit our Local Mobility Teams contact details page.

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Children and young people's services

Help your child develop the joy of reading. Our CustomEyes large print books mean they can read all the same books as their friends and classmates.

Our family events are a great day out where your family can have fun and meet those with similar stories, while your child makes life-long friends.

With the right technology, children and young people with a vision impairment can learn, play and grow. Find out how you can apply for a grant.

From finding the right nursery to extra support at university, we’re here to help your child move smoothly through every stage of their education.

Movement Matters is a full range of services, from mobility training to life skills, designed to help your child navigate the world around them.

Our trained and experienced family support officers are able to provide practical advice and emotional support from the moment your child is diagnosed with a vision impairment.

Playing with sensory toys and apps will help improve your child's social, emotional and technological skills. Find out how we can help you choose and fund what your child needs.

A guide dog could offer significant benefits to your child, including increased confidence, self-esteem, independence and mobility.

We believe a dog can make a huge difference to any child’s life, helping them build confidence and trust. Discover how our buddy dogs could help.

Call our advice line on 0800 781 1444 for more information and guidance for families with children with a vision impairment.


Adults’ services

A visually impaired lady laughing with her My Guide from Guide Dogs

My Guide, our free sighted guiding service, helps promote freedom and independence for people with a vision impairment. We also offer support in the form of guiding training for your friends and family.

Find out more about how technology can enhance your life, from complex sound-based technology to iPhone accessibility features.

A guide dog owner with his Guide Dog and a companion sitting on a beach

There are over 4,950 guide dog owners in the UK. If you are blind or partially sighted, a guide dog could change your life. Find out how we can help you get out and about.

For more information on adults’ services, complete our short form


Other services

Through meeting, listening, seeing and learning from one of our volunteer speakers, people feel they know about Guide Dogs and feel inspired to help change a life. Find out more at speakers@guidedogs.org.uk or on 0345 143 0192.

Guide with confidence

Knowing how to guide safely can make a huge difference to those with sight loss. Our practical training for friends and family gives you all the techniques you need to confidently navigate while you’re out and about.