Services we provide

Children, young people and adults' services

Children and young peoples' services

Call 0800 781 1444 to find out more and get advice

or email us


CustomEyes books

Fin with his CustomEyes books from Guide DogsWe can produce books in large-print, tailor-made to suit a child’s eye condition. The service includes fact and popular fiction titles, annuals and National Curriculum revision guides for home and school.

Assistive technology and grants

Young girl using assistive tech at a Guide Dogs experience dayDiscover how assistive technology (also called access or adaptive technology) and sensory items could help your child play and study – and how you can secure funding.

Family events

A young boy with a Bearded Dragon Lizard at a Guide Dogs' family eventA UK-wide programme of day and weekend family events where children with a visual impairment, and their siblings, can play with others who have similar conditions and parents can access information and help.

Education support

Imogen, a visually impaired young girl, hanging up her coat in the classroomFind out how to get specialist support that will meet your child’s needs to ensure they are supported at school, and that they attend the nursery, school or college that’s right for them.

Family support

Harry, a visually impaired boy, and his family are supported by Guide DogsTrained 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.

Mobility training

Louie,-a-long-cane-user,-out-with-his-friendsOur Movement Matters training gives children the confidence to independently navigate the world around them safely with lifelong orientation and mobility skills.

Guide dogs for children and young people

Joshua meeting a black Labrador guide dogA guide dog can offer significant benefits to young people who are blind or partially sighted, including increased confidence, self-esteem, independence and mobility.

Buddy dogs

Young girl cuddling a LabradorWe believe that a dog can make a remarkable difference in any child’s life by fostering a sense of responsibility and companionship through the human/animal bond.

Adults' services

or call your local Community Team


Sighted guiding service

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


Graphic of a futuristic visualisation of the eyeFind out more about how technology can enhance the lives of blind or partially sighted people, from complex sound based technology to iPhone accessibility features.

Guide dogs for adults

David Edwards with his guide dog SpencerThere 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.


Other services

Invite a speaker

A Guide Dogs volunteer speaker at a Beaver's meetingThrough 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.

Training and consultancy business services

A woman delivering accessibility trainingOur range of training and consultancy services aimed at increasing inclusion and accessibility, enable you to better support staff and customers with sight loss.


By My Side

Guide Dogs is here to help you achieve your own goals, whether that be having access to school curriculum large print books, or enjoying your favourite hobby like Rosie in our video below.

Get in touch

Call 0800 781 1444 for our children and young peoples' services

Further info

Download a copy of, or listen to, our services leaflet.