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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Am I a carer?

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.

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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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 the skills you need to be able to assist them once the session’s over. Our dedicated 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.

Tania and Kyle’s story

My instructor teaches me to do all kinds of things, like catch public transport and get around the shops that I go to with my friends. We talk about the goals that I’ve set for myself and then focus on trying to achieve them.

Kyle
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Our services

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.

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Orientation and Mobility
Orientation and Mobility

Gain the skills you need to be able to get around safely and independently.

Guide Dog Mobility
Guide Dog Mobility

A Guide Dog is a loyal companion to help you navigate the world around you.

Occupational Therapy
Occupational Therapy

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

Counselling
Counselling

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

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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Support for parents

As a parent, we all worry about the growth and development of our children. But by assisting you and your child with vision loss, we can help to ease some of your concerns.

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Supporting you to support them

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.

Meet your support team

We have a highly experienced and friendly team who can provide you and your loved one with the support you need. These are just some of the dedicated instructors on hand to help.

Brenda

Brenda

Orientation and Mobility Specialist

Brenda focuses on capability to help your loved one increase their mobility.

Jason

Jason

Guide Dog Mobility Instructor

Jason can support your loved one to achieve their goals with the help of a Guide Dog.

Janet

Janet

Psychologist

Janet is here to support you and your family through the challenges of vision loss.

Janine

Janine

Occupational Therapist

Janine can help your loved one continue performing everyday activities.

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

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