Guide Dogs

Type of service:
Independent Living
Address:
Guide Dogs Midlands Regional Centre, Edmondscote Manor,Leamington Spa, CV32 6AH
Telephone number:
0800 781 1444
Email address:
Service description:

Guide Dogs for the Blind exists to provide life-changing services to the 360,000 people who are registered blind or partially sighted, and the two million people in the UK living with sight loss.
They also provide a range of services with (and beyond) the dog to help thousands of people with different needs lead confident, independent, and fulfilling lives. These include:

Children and Young People's Services

Guide Dogs for the Blind exists to provide life-changing services to the 360,000 people who are registered blind or partially sighted, and the two million people in the UK living with sight loss.

They also provide a range of services with (and beyond) the dog to help thousands of people with different needs lead confident, independent, and fulfilling lives. These include:

Children and Young People's Services

  • Lifeskills Guide Dogs for the Blind can help your child learn and practise tasks that are important to daily life, confidently and safely. They support children and young people of all ages.
  • Guide dogs for children and young people guide dog could give your child the confidence to get out and about safely. Whether it’s to go to school or college, to a regular exercise class or to meet up with friends, they provide life-changing practical support every single day.
  • Buddy dogs Our buddy dogs bring a canine friend into the lives of children with sight loss
  • CustomEyes books. No child should miss out on the joy of reading. Books can be produced in large-print, tailor-made to suit each child’s eye condition. There is a range of books available, including non-fiction, popular fiction titles and annuals
  • Assistive technology and grants Grants can help cover the cost of sensory equipment and assistive technology (also called access or adaptive technology), which can empower children, helping them become independent learners through apps and games.
  • Sensory equipment and grants
  • Family events Every year we host a UK-wide programme of family activity days. Here your child and their siblings can play and take part in activities together – alongside other children with sight loss.
  • Education support The specialist team can offer independent and tailored advice to help your child receive all the educational support they are entitled to. A specialist team can offer information, advice and guidance from the early stages following diagnosis.
  • Family support
  • Mobility training

Adults' Services

Other Services

Adults' Services

Other Services

Guide Dogs Northampton Branch

The Guide Dogs Northampton Branch hosts casual gatherings of guide dog owners, puppy walkers, breeding stock holders, and volunteers. They meet on the last Friday of every month (10:30am-12noon) at Cafe Emm, Weston Favell Centre NN3 8JR. For more information, please phone Mrs. Jean Ridley 07982 753486 or see the group's Facebook page.

Guide Dogs for the Blind is a registered charity (no. 209617).

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Cost:
Contact provider for cost details
Age range:
0 - 25 years
Opening hours:
Monday 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00
Eligibility criteria:
  • SEND descriptors
Referral route:
  • Contact service direct
  • No referral needed
Last updated on:
05/10/2020