Wales Council of the Blind

Guide Dogs

Description: UK charity providing guide dogs and other mobility support.

Weblink: http://www.guidedogs.org.uk

Tel: 0118 983 5555

Email: guidedogs@guidedogs.org.uk

Category: Third/voluntary Sector


Services Provided

Guide dog service

A guide dog can offer a unique, safe and effective way of getting about independently and confidently.

My Guide

The 'My Guide' scheme is a partnership between Guide Dogs and community organisations, which helps people with sight loss get out of their homes and back into the community. My Guide aims to reduce the isolation that many people with sight loss experience, helping to rebuild their confidence and regain their independence.

Starting Point

An on-line resource written by five expert organisations to give parents the information, support and guidance they need at the time of their child's sight loss diagnosis. While it is not a substitute for information and advice from a medial professional, Starting Point is a gateway to invaluable information and support.

CustomEyes Books

Guide Dogs CustomEyes service produces large print books for children with vision impairment. These are tailor-made for each child or young person, but they are only charged the recommended retail price. The customised large print books open up a whole world of imagination and learning, by enabling visually impaired children and young people to read the same books as their sighted friends and classmates.

Children's Mobility and Habilitation Service

Guide Dogs Cymru support to children and their families as they tackle the challenges of sight loss from birth through transition to adulthood.

Apply for Assistive Technology

Guide Dogs believes the right assistive technology – sometimes called ‘access’ or ‘adaptive’ technology – can help your child learn and play, just like everyone else. That’s why they've helped children and young people access a world of technology designed to suit their vision impairment.

Events associated with this provider:

1st of March 2024

Guide Dogs Cymru 'Time to Play' events for young children at Cardiff City Stadium (Cardiff)

Guide Dogs Cymru are running a series of free 'Time to Play' events for young children with sight loss at Cardiff City Stadium. Initially, there will be seven sessions running on a Friday at Cardiff football stadium from 1 pm-3 pm, starting on 19th January. The sessions are being held fortnightly and refreshments are provided. There will be a sensory story, music and singing to aid movement and body/spatial awareness and free play with use of a sensory room. They are for blind and visually impaired children from 0-4 years or up to 5 years if they have any additional needs. For more information, please contact Samantha Paoloni on 07468 711 901 or email Samantha.paoloni@guidedogs.org.uk. You can also find out more about 'Time to Play' on the Guide Dogs' website.

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