1 November 2018
Source: Guide Dogs
Guide Dogs exists to provide life-changing services to the 360,000 people who are registered blind or partially sighted, and the two million people in the UK living with sight loss. We’ve been on this journey since our first guide dog partnerships were formed in 1931. In recent years, we have expanded our services beyond our dogs to help thousands more people with different needs lead confident, independent and fulfilling lives. But we know we must do more to help the increasing number of people living with sight loss, and those who love and care for them.
Developing our strategy We have spent the last 12 months developing our strategy for the next five years, looking at how best we can reach and support thousands more people living with sight loss. We consulted widely – seeking input and opinions of many of our stakeholders – Trustees, service users and their families; senior management and volunteer representatives; other sight loss charities; partner organisations and public bodies. And we conducted research to validate our thinking and make informed recommendations. Our consultations culminated in 32 engagement sessions in May 2018, held at 10 different Guide Dogs’ locations, engaging with nearly 1,000 staff and volunteer representatives, where the Executive Directors presented our outline strategy 2018 – 2023. We received many constructive comments and ideas from attendees, along with requests for more information and detail, but overall, the feedback from everyone was overwhelmingly positive. The next pages summarise our strategy for the next five years.
Read the full Guide Dogs Strategy Here