We are Blind Veterans UK and we believe that no one who has served
our country should battle blindness alone.
That's why we're here to help with lifelong practical and emotional
support which we provide to Armed Forces and National Service veterans
regardless of when they served or how they lost their sight.
We help veterans recover their independence and discover a life
beyond sight loss.
We provide vision impaired Armed Forces and National Service veterans
with the person-centred services and tailored support they need
to discover life beyond sight loss. Blind Veterans UK's work ranges
from helping veterans relearn vital life skills and providing them
with the tools they need to be independent in their own homes, to
offering new learning, training and recreation opportunities and
providing long-term nursing, residential and respite care.
Sir Arthur Pearson, who owned the Evening Standard and founded
the Daily Express, established Blind Veterans UK in 1915. Having
lost his own sight through glaucoma, he was shocked at society's
attitude to blindness. He decided to help those who had lost their
vision in the First World War by giving them the care and rehabilitation
they needed to lead constructive, self-sufficient lives.
Nearly a century later, Blind Veterans UK not only cares for ex-Service
men and women blinded in action, but for veterans who have lost
their sight through accident, illness or old age. We have three
centres (in Brighton, Llandudno and Sheffield) that provide residential
and respite care plus sports facilities, as well as qualified welfare
staff who help blind veterans across the UK to live independently
within their own communities.
To find out more about our services to blind veterans, please download
our Service Users' Guide from our website.
For further information visit the web site http://www.blindveterans.org.uk/