Guide dog

by Guide Dogs Scotland Claimed

Our guide dogs give people with sight loss the confidence to get out and about safely, providing life-changing practical support every day.
If you have a serious visual impairment, a guide dog can help you become more independent and mobile. Highly trained to support you in navigating any mobility challenges you may face, guide dogs are a great way to get you out and about with confidence.
The gateway to all our services begins with two conversations over the phone. This helps us to get to know more about you, explore what’s important to you and identify the goals you want to achieve.
To apply for a guide dog you’ll need to meet the following criteria:
Personal details
• Provide evidence that you have been a UK resident for a continuous basis of at least 12 months and will remain in the UK for at least 12 months from commencement of your guide dog training
• Have an interpreter available, if relevant
Abilities and aspirations
• Can independently give direction to and be an active partner with a guide dog
• Be able to walk for around 40 minutes (or one mile) every day
• Care for a young, intelligent, and active dog
• To work the dog a minimum of five days a week
Guide dog welfare
• You and all members of your household are not, and have not been, subject to any type of animal ban
• Demonstrate that the guide dog will have a good quality of life

Last updated 10/06/2021

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 0800 781 1444
This service is under the category: Stroke , Diabetes , Eye Conditions , Learning Disability , Physical Disability , Learning Difficulties , Exercise & Get Fit , Neurological Conditions , Physical Health Issues , Disability , Physical Activity , Conditions , Transport & Mobility , Mobility Aids , Health & Social Care Services , Support Network , Independent Living , Activity , Sensory Impairment , Children & Families

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