Guide Dogs - Scotland
See UK wide section for information about Guide Dogs Children’s Services
We support children and young people with sight problems, their families and carers, and the professionals who support them, from the point of diagnosis through to school, college and university education.
How we can help
Our Education and Family Services team offers help with the following
- advice to parents, home-visits, family group events, and information on local and national support networks
- assisting parents express their views and rights to education, health and social work professionals
- advice and support to post-16 students, including information on courses, colleges and universities and the Disabled Student Allowance
- ensuring the interests of children and young people with sight loss are considered when policy and legislation is being made.
- Haggeye Youth Forum brings together young people aged 12 to 25 from across Scotland with sight loss. Its members campaign for accessible services, facilities and opportunities, as well as taking part in social events.
- We can also provide a range of training courses for parents and education, health and social work professionals, including hands-on training on the most up-to-date technological aids available.
12-14 Hillside Crescent
Phone: 0131 652 3194
Visual Impairment network for children and young people (VINCYP)
The Visual Impairment Network for Children & Young People managed by NHS National Services Scotland started in April 2014 with the aim to improve the care for children and young people with vision impairments.
- Information on conditions
- Family support group information
- Standards and pathways of care
- Videos of going to the eye clinic
- Why we ask for your information and how it can help
Jimmy Paul, Network Programme Manager