Services and organisations that have the Local Offer flash have filled out inclusion information, meaning that they meet the needs of people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)
As well as services to adults, Guide Dogs provide mobility and freedom to blind and partially sighted children and young people via training them with Guide Dogs, and also offering the Buddy Dog service to families with a visually impaired child.
Who to contact
0118 983 5555
Supporter Care enquiries : 0800 953 0113
Where to go
- Guide Dogs
- RG7 3YG
Training is undertaken in the service users local area and not from the office base.
Time / date details
- When is it on?
- 9:00 to 17:00 Monday to Friday
- Time of day
- Session information
Sessions are arranged to suit individual needs
- Children's Guide Dogs are free of charge, please contact us for details of costs for other services.
- Please enter details including what proof is required for the free or reduced rate
- Training with a Guide Dog is free, please contact us to discuss other services.
- Age ranges
- From 0 years to 25 years
- Referral required
- Referral details
Referrals can be taken direct from parents, families, health, education or other professionals involved in a young person's care.
- How we make our service inclusive
All staff receive full access and inclusion courses in their induction, and training programmes are delivered in the service users local area.
- Staff SEND experience
All staff working with children and young people with SEND have been specially trained via an internal process of practical sessions, theoretical inputs and observational placements.
- How our service supports providers / schools / colleges
We can offer full training for our service users to be able to access and safely handle their dogs in any appropriate setting, and can also offer staff training in order to ensure that a Guide Dog is fully integrated into the life of an educational or recreational organisation.
- Support at key transition points
We offer full training at times of transition to help our service users continue to access the destinations they need, as well as staff training as indicated.
- Other local or national support
Full information on Guide Dogs can be found at our web site: http://www.guidedogs.org.uk/
- Resolving disagreements, mediation and making complaints
Full details of our complaints process is available at the following web site: http://www.guidedogs.org.uk/toolbox/telephone/complaints
Last updated: 26/10/2015