Teenagers learn how to help the blind

Calderdale Explorers were trained in how to help the visually impaired by Lorraine Brinnen from the Guide Dogs Association
Calderdale Explorers were trained in how to help the visually impaired by Lorraine Brinnen from the Guide Dogs Association

Sixteen teenagers stepped into the shoes of a visually impaired person as part of their Police Explorers Program

The Calderdale Explorers were trained in how to help the visually impaired by Lorraine Brinnen from the Guide Dogs Association (GDA) and are all now “Community Sighted Guides”. During the training , participants wore glasses simulating conditions partially sighted people experience.

Lorraine Brinnen said “They now realise the effort which goes into training Guide Dogs and the benefits they give to people in need.”

For more info on the GDA visit www.guidedogs.org.uk

There is an open evening from 6pm to 8pm on Tuesday, May 5, at Halifax Police Station for anyone interested in volunteering or being a Special Constable in Calderdale. Email calderdale.specialsvolunteers@westyorkshire.pnn.police.uk to reserve a place.