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"GUIDE DOGS FOR THE BLIND ASSOCIATION UK" PROGRAM

WHATGuide dogs assist blind or partially sighted seniors and others.
WHYSo that seniors and others may continue to pursue their goals with increased mobility and independence.
WHEREThe Guide Dogs for the Blind Association.
United Kingdom.


Program Description


"There's no upper age limit. People in their seventies, eighties and nineties have become successful guide dog owners."

- guidedogs.org.uk

Seniors or others in the "Guide Dogs for the Blind Association" Program are not required to have lost all vision, or registered as blind or partially sighted. In fact many people who own a guide dog still do have some vision.

The "Guide Dogs for the Blind Association" Program provides all essential equipment free of charge and financial assistance if needed for things like food or veterinary costs.

Comprehensive service dog training is provided and no previous experience of supporting and caring for a guide dog is necessary. Mobility training and completing daily living skills are covered.

The "Guide Dogs for the Blind Association" Program has been breeding and training service dogs for more than 75 years, providing service to thousands of blind and partially blind people. The organization also campaigns alongside visually impaired people advocating for equal rights such as access to services, transportation, and more and have influenced policies and legislation.

The aim of The "Guide Dogs for the Blind Association" Program is to encourage those with sight loss get out of their homes, engage with their community, and rebuilding their confidence and independence.
source:guidedogs.org.uk


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