Right now, every hour, another person in the UK goes blind. When someone loses their sight, we’re here to make sure they don’t lose their freedom as well.
Sight loss can happen to anyone, and the effects are devastating. People diagnosed with sight loss often suffer with depression, sadly for up to seven years; the longest of any disability. We will not rest until people who are blind and partially sighted can enjoy the same freedom of movement as everyone else.
We are passionate about the people we support and they are at the heart of what we do.
Guide Dogs also fund much of the UK’s ophthalmic research into causes of sight loss and educate people on sight protection. We offer a unique Sighting Guiding service and place special ‘Buddy Dogs’ with children and their families. With a heritage of over 80 years, we are recognised as the world leaders in training and breeding of working dogs. We also campaign for the rights of people who are blind and partially sighted to ensure there are no barriers in the way of freedom.By 2015, Guide Dogs want to reach out to 65,000 people who are blind or partially sighted in the UK with our services.