My Guide Sighted Guide

Many blind and partially sighted people across Notts find it hard to go out alone. We want to change that.

Reduce isolation and gain confidence

Working alongside our partners at Guide Dogs, we deliver the My Guide service, which aims to reduce the isolation that many people with sight loss experience, helping people rebuild their confidence and regain their independence.

My Guide volunteers

As part of the scheme, visually impaired people are matched with a My Guide volunteer who has received training endorsed by VISION 2020.

Volunteers will be be able to;

• guide their partner to social and leisure activities
• help people establish lasting relationships with community members who can, in turn, help them get out more
• work with each visually impaired person to set clear goals to help them become more independent.

All volunteers will undergo a Disclosure Baring Check or DBS (formerly known as CRB checks)

For more information please email marthah@mysightnotts.org.uk or phone 0115 9706806