What we do
At Blind Veterans UK, we provide veterans with rehabilitation, training, practical advice and emotional support.
We’re one transformational team that believes every vision-impaired veteran should be able to lead the life they choose. Together we can help rebuild lives after sight loss.
We help blind ex-Servicemen and women of every generation. Since 1915, we’ve provided support to tens of thousands of vision-impaired veterans.
Together we can help rebuild blind veterans’ lives after sight loss. Away from isolation. Towards a life of fulfilment.
It’s a sad fact that many of the blind veterans we support suffer from social isolation. We want to help the veterans we support feel that they’re not alone.
We want them to know that they’re part of a wider Blind Veterans UK community.
A community that’ll help them to pick up their lives again and regain their independence. A diverse community that will help one another find their self-belief and determination. And a community that’ll be there as long as they need us.
We helped D-Day veteran Eddie rebuild his life after his sight failed. Hear how his life turned around when he joined our charity.
Eddie was overwhelmed by the big impact a small device could make
In this short video, Eddie uses a magnifier and talking watch, and explains how these simple devices allowed him to enjoy his favourite hobbies again. Eddie is seen doing various things in a series of clips, including playing the piano, suiting up in front of a mirror, hoisting a flag and drawing.
Our community service
Our multidisciplinary community teams provide support for blind veterans across the UK. We offer support through our two wellbeing centres and remotely, in veterans' homes and communities.
Centres of wellbeing
We have two centres of wellbeing for veterans, one in North Wales and one on the south coast. At these centres, we help our veterans to achieve health, happiness, and prosperity. Our centres are purpose-built facilities that provide exemplary standards of care and support. And our staff use innovative assistive technology to ensure veterans can fulfil their potential.
Our rehabilitation officers are professionally qualified specialists who help veterans adjust to sight loss. Many people who have recently lost their vision don't realise that there are simple skills and strategies that will allow them to live more independently. We teach blind veterans these skills, giving them plenty of encouragement and reassurance.
smartphones and tablets were given to our veterans in the last year, so they could maintain a vital connection with loved ones
Are you a veteran with a vision impairment?
We can help you regain your independence.