Helping your loved one live life to the fullest

Partners, family and friends often play a big part in assisting loved ones with low or no vision. We’re here to support you, to support them. 

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Helping you to care

We know how important it is that you feel confident and you have the right knowledge and skills to be able to best support the person you care for.

By being involved in your loved one’s programs, you can experience firsthand what they are learning and gain skills to be able to assist them once the session’s over. Our instructors will also make sure you have the support and information you need to:

  • Understand the impact of vision loss
  • Learn about the available services and resources 
  • Help your loved one make decisions and plan for the future.

Supporting you to support them

Many people don’t realise that they fall into the category of being a carer, they just care for a loved one because it’s what they do.

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Am I a carer?

A carer for someone with a vision impairment can be anyone who provides unpaid care and support to a friend or a family member with low vision. This typically involves providing physical, emotional and social support by regularly helping with things like daily activities, personal care and mobility.

Whether you’re caring for a loved one for a few hours a week or all day every day, it can take effect. That’s why we provide dedicated support for carers and involve you in programs to help increase your knowledge, skills and confidence.

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Support for parents

We understand that being a parent of a child with a vision impairment can come with lots of questions about how to best assist them both now and throughout their life.

That’s why you play a big part in the services your child receives, so you know exactly what they’re learning and are able to support them and help them practice outside our sessions. Our instructors will also work with you to develop the skills you need to help your child learn, which can help you to become more knowledgeable and confident.

As we work together, our goal is to help you receive the support you need to know your child can be independent.

Learn more about your funding options

Your loved one may be eligible to access funding and assistance through the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). 

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Learn more about your funding options

Your loved one may be eligible to access funding and assistance through the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). 

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Services for you and your loved one

Our personalised services can help your loved one maintain their independence, while providing you with the support and knowledge you need to better assist them. All our services can be accessed on their own or in conjunction with more of our programs.

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Counselling
Counselling

Losing your vision can be a confronting experience, but we’re here to support you.

Programs for Children
Programs for Children

No matter what your child’s individual needs are, we have a program to help.

Occupational Therapy
Occupational Therapy

Receive professional support for everyday skills like cooking, cleaning and personal care.

Assistive Technology
Assistive Technology

Toddlers can begin using equipment like a cane to help them move around safely.

Alanna is here to guide you through your options and help connect you with the right support.

Phone
Call 1800 810 122
Address
Guide Dogs Queensland Breeding and Training Centre
1978 Gympie Rd, Bald Hills Qld 4036
Office
Monday - Friday | 8:30am - 4:30pm
Contact
Contact Client Services online
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Alanna
Your Support Coordinator