Sighted guiding service
What is My Guide?
My Guide is our free service that enables people with a vision impairment to get out of their homes and into the community. With a volunteer as your sighted guide, you can overcome challenges presented by unfamiliar places or crowded areas, enjoy exploring your surroundings and ultimately become more independent.
What are the benefits of My Guide?
As well as promoting mobility, sighted guiding can build self-confidence and increase social interaction 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
Watch our video to find out how My Guide helped Agatha continue doing the things she loved, with her guide Hannah.
Apply for My Guide
Applying for our My Guide service involves just a few simple steps:
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 from and availability of volunteers. In these situations, we can train friends and family on how to guide.
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