Guide Dogs Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and Lincolnshire

Guide Dogs Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and Lincolnshire

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  • Children / families
  • Museums / heritage
  • Physical disabilities
  • Social care

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We are Guide Dogs. And we’re here to help people with sight loss live the life they choose.

We rely on our brilliant volunteers who give their time to help our charity in so many ways. There are many great volunteering opportunities to get involved in, even an hour makes a big difference.

We recognise the extraordinary efforts of all of our volunteers and we're really proud to have achieved the Investing in Volunteers accreditation for good practice in volunteer management.

Together, we can help people affected by sight loss live their lives to the full.


Guide Dogs

If you are blind or partially sighted Guide Dogs is committed to providing you with a guide dog or another more suitable mobility service.

  • Age – there is no lower or upper age limit
  • Living circumstances – religious or cultural backgrounds; city or rural locations; employed or unemployed; so long as the dogs physical and emotional needs are met, most circumstances can be accommodated
  • Level of sight loss – you do not need to have lost all your remaining sight
  • Cost – if needed, financial assistance is available
  • Training – we will work with you, and where relevant with other organisations, to achieve your goals

Children and Young People :

  • Advice to help children and young people with a vision impairment to play and study, using the most appropriate technology
  • We can produce books in large-print, tailor-made to suit a child’s eye condition. The service includes fact and popular fiction titles, annuals and National Curriculum revision guides for home and school
  • Experienced and trained family support officers and the helpline are able to provide practical advice and emotional support from the moment of the child’s diagnosis of vision impairment

My Guide:

My Guide is our free service that helps people with a vision impairment get out of their homes and into the community with a volunteer as their sighted guide.

Sighted guiding helps to build self-confidence, increase social interaction and be part of the community.

Speaker Services:

Our volunteer speakers are critical to the success of Guide Dogs and a good speaker can inspire an audience in many ways. Often it is through meeting, listening, seeing and learning from one of our volunteer speakers that people feel they know about Guide Dogs. There is no charge for a speaker, however, donations are gladly accepted

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