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Human ‘guide dog’ service in West Norfolk

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Latest health news from the Lynn News, lynnnews.co.uk, @lynnnewscitizen on Twitter

The organisation that provides guide dogs for the blind has launched a new ‘human’ equivalent to help the visually-impaired in Lynn.

My Guide is a service ran by the Guide Dogs charity to pair partners with people to help them get out of their homes and regain their confidence and independence.

Volunteers will spend a few hours a week, guiding their partner on trips out to activities that the pair will agree at the start of their relationship.

Journeys could be to the shops, to a café or maybe a sports event or any other activity the person wants to take part in. The volunteer will also help them to establish lasting relationships with community members who can, in turn, help them get out more.

Kerry Bradshaw, My Guide ambassador for Guide Dogs, said: “My Guide is a life changing service for anyone living with sight loss.

“Losing your sight is an extremely difficult experience that leaves many people feeling isolated and alone.

“If you or a family member need help taking the first steps back on the road to independence then please do get in touch.”

If interested in the service, contact Kerry on Kerry.
bradshaw@guidedogs.org.uk to arrange a My Guide partnership and take those first vital steps to changing a life.

 
 
 

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