Wednesday, 27 December 2017

It's a dog's life!

It was a pleasure to attend a Guide Dogs event before Christmas where I met volunteer Linda and Barnaby.

Nearly two million people in the UK are living with sight loss, and around 180,000 rarely leave their homes alone, suffering from depression and isolation. Guide Dogs provide people with sight loss support to be able to live their lives in the way they choose, and one of the ways they do this is through their world-famous guide dogs. They also campaign on three key issues: stopping people with assistance dogs being refused access to services, places and vehicles, making audio visual announcements compulsory on new buses, and ending pavement parking.

Guide Dogs do such important work, helping to improve the lives of people living with sight loss. I really enjoyed meeting Linda and Barnaby, and I encourage you to learn more about the Guide Dogs and their work.