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'My Guide' : Helping You Get Out and About in Your Community

'My Guide' : Helping You Get Out and About in Your Community

My Guide is a service provided by Guide Dogs UK which aims to support blind and partially sighted people to get out and about and do the things you want to do. The My Guide service has vetted and appropriately trained volunteers who use guiding techniques to help people with sight loss to work towards the mobility goals they want to achieve. This could involve accessing activities and places of interest in the local community, learning familiar routes and improving fitness.

The My Guide service can also provide training in sighted guiding techniques to friends and family in order for them to acquire the skills to guide safely.

If you’re blind or partially sighted and would like help to get out and about and do things in your community, then the My Guide service may be for you.

My Guide selects a trained volunteer or a friend or family member to support you to work towards the mobility goals you want to achieve.

My Guide can help you to:

• Gain confidence
• Increase your independence
• Make new friends
• Enjoy activities in your community
• Just get out of your house

Interested in more information on My Guide services, training or volunteering? Then read the FAQs or contact:
Guide Dogs Nottinghamshire,
Derbyshire and South Yorkshire Team
Tel: 0118 9838708
Email: nottingham@guidedogs.org.uk
Or contact
Pam Stringer – My Guide Service Officer
Tel: 0778 590 8237
Email: pamela.stringer@guidedogs.org.uk

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