As part of this project GFI will be designing our own Sighted Guide training to cover guiding in the natural environment.
In addition we are working with the Tees Valley Wildlife Trust to put together information for guided walk and workshop leaders when working with people with sight loss.
Sea-ing Sense Toolkit
From our experience in our previous project Sensing the Wild we will develop a toolkit in partnership with the Tees Valley Wildlife Trust to enable other organisations to set up their own walks and workshops for people of all ages with sensory loss and other disabilities/ long term conditions who need extra support to be able to access our wonderful natural heritage. The toolkit will be relevant for organisations providing wellbeing support for other groups, including mental health and dementia, and will be a template for local organisations around the country to take up the ideas. In addition GFI will offer support and specialist Sighted Guide training if required.