Blind Veterans UK helps ex-Service men and women of every generation rebuild their lives after sight loss. Since 1915 we’ve provided rehabilitation, training, practical advice and emotional support to tens of thousands of blind veterans.
We believe every blind veteran should be able to lead the life they choose. That’s why we’re here to help veterans of every generation, including those who did National Service, to overcome sight loss.
Blind Veterans UK gives veterans the rehabilitation, training and support they need to lead full independent lives.
- We provide IT training and the equipment you need to help you stay in touch with your family and friends and maintain your independence.
- We may be able to help you to find financial support to meet a need or a goal which has been identified. This could include adaptations to your home to make it safe and accessible.
- We help veterans deal with sight loss and relearn life skills such as reading, travelling via public transport and using a computer.
- Sight loss does not mean that you have to give up the hobbies or sport that you love. We run a number of clubs and societies that you can join. We have supported veterans with photography, archery and painting.
- We give you the opportunity to meet other veterans in a similar position, living with sight loss. This can be through one of our telephone support groups or a visit to one of our centres or an activity in your local area.
Blind Veterans UK also has two training and rehabilitation centres in Brighton and Llandudno which provide training, recreational activities and holidays.
For advice or support, contact:
Helpline: Call us free on 0800 389 7979 (9am - 5pm, Mon-Fri)
Website: Blind Veterans