Introduction weeks

Our week-long introduction courses give veterans crucial guidance and support as our blind veterans adjust to their loss of sight and regain their personal independence.

These weeks are life-changing. Veterans who have shared similar experiences can meet and explore ways to overcome the challenges of sight loss. Time and again people who join us nervously on the first morning tell us they don't want to leave at the end of the week. If you know of a veteran with sight loss, request a callback to discuss FREE support or download an application form.

Veteran making a cup of tea

As someone who is new to Blind Veterans UK, we will invite you to spend a week at one of our two training centres. During this time:

  • you will learn all about Blind Veterans UK and what we do
  • you will meet and be looked after by your support worker (this will be a member of staff who is also a blind veteran)
  • you will get to know the centre's premises and facilities
  • you will have the chance to learn more about the arts and crafts we do and, if you wish, even have a go at it
  • you will enjoy sports and recreation taster sessions and have sessions with specialist instructors
  • we will assess your needs and recommend any training and equipment

Blind Veterans UK is not just about learning to cope day-to-day.  It is about living independently and moving forward with life.

This week is just the start of our life-long support.

Find out more about our support

Blind veterans in the lounge at Brighton How to apply for support

Blind Veterans UK support ex-Service men and women with sight loss, how to apply

Ken smiling and laughing with his volunteer supporter Liam as they walk down the street About us

We have centres in England and Wales with recreation, training and rehabilitation services

Veteran's stories

Inspiring stories of how we have helped rebuild the lives of blind veterans with sight loss