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Guide Dogs - Children & Young People's Services (Formerly Blind Children UK)

Our mission is to enable blind and partially sighted children and young people to achieve their educational and recreational goal. Childhood and teenage years are the building blocks for the future. We give children and young people with visual impairment the tools, opportunities and support they need, to become confident and independent adults.

Who to contact

0800 781 1444 (advice line for families of children with a visual impairment)

Where to go

Blind Children UK (Central Office)
Hillfields, Reading Road
Burghfield Common

This information has been collected from third party providers therefore the Reading Services Guide, Reading Borough Council (RBC) and Brighter Futures for Children (BFfC) cannot accept responsibility for the accuracy of this information and recommends that parents, carers, young people, residents and professionals check with providers regarding DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) and OFSTED registrations and CQC registrations. Information collected by Reading Service Guide; is used solely to implement and supply the Family Information Service (FIS), Special Educational Needs & Disabilities - Reading's Local Offer, Adults & Carers Support Group and Reading Youth.