Services we provide

Children and young people's services

We can produce books in large-print, tailor-made to suit your child’s eye condition. Books include fact and popular fiction titles, annuals and National Curriculum revision guides for home and school.

Discover how assistive technology (also called access or adaptive technology) could help your child play and study – and how you can secure funding.

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 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.

Find 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.

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.

Our Movement Matters training will give your child the confidence to independently navigate the world around them safely, with lifelong orientation and mobility skills.

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

We 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.

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.