The guide dogs for the Blind Association (working name guide dogs) is a British charitable organisation founded in 1934.
guide dogs helps blind and partially sighted people across the UK through the provision of guide dogs, mobility and other rehabilitation services. They also campaign for the rights of those with visual impairments and invest in eye disease research.
Our aim is to provide people with sight loss with the support they need to be able to move around safely and confidently, to get out of their homes and be able to live life the way they choose.
We are best known for achieving this through our world-famous guide dogs, but our work now encompasses rehabilitation services and so much more. In recent years, we have extended our work to other areas to help people with sight loss tackle obstacles they face on a daily basis.
The head office is near Reading in Berkshire. There are four Guide Dog Training Schools in the UK, located in Redbridge, Leamington, Atherton in England and Forfar in Scotland; a breeding centre near Leamington; 20 Mobility Teams and fundraising branches across the UK. The charity's filed accounts for the year ended December 2015 show income for the year of £103.7 million.