Telephone: (Supporter Care Enquiries) 0800 953 0113 Monday – Friday 9 am – 5 pm
Telephone: Children and Young People’s Services 0800 781 1444
Telephone: Adult Services 0345 1430229 (if calling from a landline), or please contact your local team if calling from a mobile. To find the number click this link https://www.guidedogs.org.uk/contact-us/local-mobility-teams/
Address: The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association, Hillfields, Burghfield Common, Reading, RG7 3YG
Guide Dogs offer help in the following ways:
Independence – We have been expertly breeding and training guide dogs for more than 75 years, providing many thousands to blind and partially-sighted people of all ages and from all walks of life. We also deliver confidence-building rehabilitation services to adults, young people and children – including long cane mobility training and communication and daily living skills.
Research – Guide Dogs carries out research that provides sound scientific evidence on which to base our services, campaigns, policies and operational procedures (the way we do things). We fund ophthalmic research projects, and carry out canine research in-house.
Equal Rights Campaigning – Visual impairment is a fact of life for thousands of people, and with an ageing population many more will be affected by sight loss in the future. We campaign alongside visually-impaired people for rights that most sighted people take for granted. These include access to services and transport, freedom of mobility, and provision of better rehabilitation services. Working closely with guide dog owners, service providers, other voluntary organisation and MPs, we’ve won major victories and have successfully lobbied to influence policies and legislation.
Advice and Services – Find out what services and support are available in your area. Guide Dogs has created the first ever comprehensive directory of support and services available to blind and partially sighted adults and children across the UK. It includes details of social, health, rehabilitation, mobility and education services, and voluntary organisations, grouped by region.
Find us on Face Book @guidedogsUK and Twitter @GuideDogs
Charity registered in England and Wales (209617) and Scotland (SC038979)