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Guide Dogs for the Blind Association

Burghfield Common,
PostcodeRG7 3YG
DescriptionThis organisation provides guide dogs and other services for blind and partially sighted people. There is no upper or lower age limit and the association also supports children and young people under the age of 16, as well as adults of all ages.

You don't need to have lost all of your sight. Most people who own a guide dog still have some vision. You don't have to be officially registered as blind or partially-sighted either. All essential equipment and training is provided free of charge as well as financial assistance if needed for things like food or veterinary costs. No previous experience of keeping or caring for a dog is necessary.

They also offer the following services:

- Myguide, a sighted guiding service
- Buddy dogs, which work with families and schools
- A guide to services for blind and partially sighted people
- Information on mobility support and mobility technology

Visit the Guide Dogs charity website

Telephone number0118 983 5555 for general enquiries or 0800 953 0113 for the supporter care inquiries

Record last updated: 25 January 2017