Our vision, mission and values

Robbie Roberts

When Blind Veterans UK was founded In 1915, our mission was to help soldiers blinded during the First World War. Today we offer lifelong support to Armed Forces and National Service veterans - no matter what the cause of their sight loss, and regardless of how long they Served. We help blind and vision impaired ex-Service personnel regain their independence and discover life after sight loss.

Our vision: our ultimate goal
We believe that no one who has served our country should have to battle blindness alone.

Our mission: how we'll make our vision happen
All blind veterans should have access to the finest quality of services to help them discover life beyond sight loss.

Our values

We're committed
Our veterans are with us for life. We commit ourselves to helping them prosper and we want to inspire commitment in our supporters too.

We're courageous
It takes courage to live life as a blind veteran. We want to reflect their approach to life in our own attitudes and brave decisions.

We're collaborative
At Blind Veterans UK, we get the best results when we form active partnerships to achieve our vision. We collaborate with our veterans and between departments. We also build partnerships with people and organisations who can give us their support.

We're resourceful
Our time, facilities and funding are all limited, so we always look for ways to use them well. We have the biggest impact when we use our resources intelligently and effectively. We keep in mind that our money is only loaned to us by donors to help us support blind veterans.

Find out more

Nick Caplin and Ray Hazan at Remembrance Our people

Find out about our patrons and governing body

Talking books Our history

Take a look at the Blind Veterans UK timeline and archives

The Llandudno centre Our centres

Read more about our Brighton and Llandudno centres