Our mission and values
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 all vision-impaired veterans, regardless of how or when they lost their sight.
We help these veterans regain their independence so they can live fulfilling lives after sight loss.
Below, you can find out about our vision and mission, and learn about the values and culture that underpin our work at Blind Veterans UK.
Our ultimate goal is to achieve victory over blindness.
Our mission is to provide high-quality national support to blind veterans, as and when they need it. We aim to transform their lives by helping them achieve independence and fulfilment.
Our values underpin the way we work and interact with each other, and how we deliver services to blind veterans. They are built around the central statement: 'We work together as one team'.
- Caring is at the heart of everything we do
- We enable and trust each other
- We foster a pioneering spirit
- We celebrate success
Our culture is based on shared values and a common goal that puts our beneficiaries at the heart of everything we do. It represents the collective values and beliefs of the people who work in our organisation.
We recognise that the future development and quality of service that our charity provides depends largely on the knowledge, skills, expertise and motivation of our people.
Our culture statement outlines what we expect from our employees, and what our employees can expect from us as an organisation. It helps us to ensure that Blind Veterans UK is a great place to work.
- We take informed and bold decisions
- We're all accountable for our actions
- We welcome purposeful challenge as a means to improve
- We are always learning
- We work together with care towards a collective goal
- We are open and transparent
- We bring the outside in