Leisure and Lifestyle Services.

Connect with other people to form new friendships, enjoy activities or share experiences.

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What are leisure and lifestyle services?

Support to connect with new people in your community.

Everyone connects in different ways. One thing’s for sure though, we can all enjoy the experience of meeting new people who have similar stories or experiences to our own.

Through finding and getting involved with different leisure and lifestyle activities throughout the community—based on your interests, what you’re comfortable with, and where you live—you can get out and explore the world to connect with new people.

At Guide Dogs we can support you to access social and lifestyle activities through:

  • Working with you to develop strategies so you can independently access activities in the community
  • Identifying an adapted technique or Assistive Technology to increase your independence in performing the activity
  • Guide Dogs social and activity groups.
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What programs and activities are currently available?

Programs and schedules will vary depending on your area.

Please check with your local Guide Dogs organisation for programs and activities that are available in your community.

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Guide Dogs invites you to CatchUp

An accessible online community platform for people with low vision and blindness.

Check out your new home base for social connection, information, and more. It’s called CatchUp. You’ll find social discussions, resources and news, and opportunities to connect with people with low vision and blindness.

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Take the first step towards more confidence and independence.

Let’s get started. Where will you access this training and support?