Maintaining your independence and quality of life

No matter what you want to achieve, it’s important you have the right skills and support to reach your goals in life and make the most of every day. 

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Make the most of every day

Whether you have recently had a change in your vision or you have experienced low vision over the long term, having the support and equipment that is right for you will help you to continue living independently and achieving your goals in life.

Our dedicated team can provide you with personalised support that is entirely focused on who you are and what you want out of life.

Whatever you need to maintain your independence, we will support you by offering new strategies, creative solutions and helpful technology and equipment. There’s no goal too big or aspiration too small.

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Skills to live the way you want to

We will provide you with personal support and programs designed specifically for you, to help you do whatever you want to. Some of the things we can help you with include:

  • Traveling confidently around your community and getting to work or university
  • Taking care of your home and family with skills like cleaning and preparing meals
  • Connecting with others and socialising with people in your community
  • Using devices and technology to make life easier and optimise your mobility

Marita’s story

Marita’s Story

When I was 30, it hit me. I’d become a mum of two and I couldn’t drive my children anywhere anymore…a Guide Dog is going to allow me to be more independent.

Marita,
Guide Dog handler
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Services we provide for adults

Learn the skills you need to achieve your goals and maintain your freedom.

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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

You may be able to access funding and assistance through the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) to help cover the cost of support and training programs. 

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Learn more about your funding options

You may be able to access funding and assistance through the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) to help cover the cost of support and training programs. 

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Support for carers

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

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Supporting carers to support you

A carer could be anyone in your life that regularly helps you with things like your daily activities, personal care and mobility.

We provide dedicated support to carers and encourage them to be involved in your programs, so they can receive the knowledge and skills they need to further assist you with more confidence.  

Find out about support for carers

Meet your support team

We have a highly experienced and friendly team who are excited to work with you to achieve your goals. These are just some of the dedicated instructors on hand to help you. 

Brenda

Brenda

Orientation and Mobility Specialist

Brenda focuses on your capabilities to help you increase your mobility.

Jason

Jason

Guide Dog Mobility Instructor

Jason can support you to achieve your goals with the help of a Guide Dog.

Janet

Janet

Psychologist

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

Janine

Janine

Occupational Therapist

Janine can help you learn to perform everyday activities with confidence.

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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