Blind Veterans UK Llandudno Centre
Llandudno is our newest centre which overlooks the North Wales resort town with its iconic promenade, pier and the Great Orme. It's accessible to members who would have a long journey to Sheffield or Brighton.
Blind veterans can come to Llandudno for their first visit and assessment. During their introductory week we carefully assess each person's vision impairment, and speak to them and their families about how we can help through training and rehabilitation.
After this visit, members can come back to Llandudno for holidays, respite, and nursing care. As well as helping with fitness and mobility, we give veterans with sight loss the skills they need to live an independent life.
This centre has a variety of lounges, a bar, outdoor terrace, a fully equipped gym, a sports and activity hall, and an art and craft workshop.
There are 40 en-suite bedrooms, both single and double, for short-term visitors and 14 care rooms. There are a further 25 en suite rooms for members staying for either a holiday or for rehabilitation and training.
We spent several years looking for the right building for our third centre; somewhere that was easily reachable for people in the west of the UK and which we could adapt properly for our members. We needed a large building with enough space for residential rooms and facilities, and extensive grounds where we could build safe pathways for members.
Built in 1902 by the Forrester family as a convalescence home for shale miners, this magnificent building fitted the bill perfectly.
It's our newest centre: a fantastic addition that we've renovated and meticulously refurbished to best meet our members' needs.
For more information, call us on 01492 868700 or write to us at Blind Veterans UK, Queens Road, Llandudno, LL30 1UT
The opening of the Blind Veterans UK new rehabilitation centre for blind and partially sighted ex-servicemen and women in Llandudno in 2011.
Llandudno centre supporters
Supporters of the Llandudno Centre development project