Sighted guiding service

Do more of the things you love and open up new opportunities with a sighted guide. Whether it’s partnering up with one of our friendly volunteers as part of our My Guide service or training alongside a loved one, you can explore new surroundings, form friendships and enjoy even more independence.

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A my guide assists a person with sight loss

From safely navigating doorways to climbing stairs, our series of videos offer a quick introduction to sighted guiding skills.

A guide dog employee helps a partially sighted person with a cane and her family

Our half-day sighted guide training will empower you with practical tips and techniques, so you can guide with confidence.

How My Guide could help you

As well as promoting mobility, our volunteer sighted guiding service can build your confidence and improve your social interactions by:

  • improving your independence, confidence and ability to get out and about
  • enabling you to participate in social, leisure and fitness activities of your choice
  • creating new friendships and connections in your community

Apply for My Guide

Applying for our My Guide service involves just a few simple steps:

  • 1. Get in touch

  • 2. Chat with us

    We’ll get to know you by asking some questions and talking you through the service, so we can understand how My Guide could work for you.

  • 3. Await a match

    We’ll match you with a friendly My Guide volunteer who has received full training in how to guide – you’ll have the chance to meet each other before starting your partnership to make sure you’re happy working together.

We are committed to delivering the My Guide service nationally, but in some areas this is not always possible as the service relies on support and availability from volunteers.

Start learning to guide today

Discover how to safely guide someone blind or partially sighted with our series of short instructional videos.

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