Blind veterans, volunteers and staff document their experiences during Covid-19.
The Covid-19 pandemic has presented us with challenges in many forms and encouraged each of us to look inwards in order to come together and find a way through it.
The Creative Book project exists to capture the experiences and thoughts of our veterans, volunteers and staff during this unprecedented time. It will be stored in our archives for the future.
Our blind veterans, volunteers and staff can submit a contribution in the following ways:
- Audio (spoken word and music)
During the course of the project we will be asking for contributions under three themes.
Reflection: Personal reflections on experiences from the start of the pandemic to the present day.
Hope: Hopes for now and for the future.
'New normal': Experiences as we move forward in society and of the economy reopening.
The theme for July is so what's new. We would love to know how you are feeling following the loosening of restrictions.
Check out the Creative Book contributions for inspiration.
The 'book' will be published in a variety of formats and offer different accessibility options so it can be viewed by everyone who wishes to see it.
“Lockdown and Covid has been such a difficult time for me and my family for many reasons. I know that we are all in the same situation, and I was having difficulty with finding a way to express my thoughts about it. I am not a good writer or painter, but did enjoy putting pen to paper to capture my feelings. I felt it helped make sense of it all. I am now going to try to get a photo of my favourite place for walking, it is a walk I go on for exercise and to enjoy being outdoors. Thank you for the opportunity!”
The Ebb and Flow of the Tide
Conwy Morfa Beach has been a favourite local spot for me to visit during the pandemic. Whether it’s sunrise, sunset, or midday, it’s a peaceful and magical place. I feel fortunate to live so close to it. Every time I visit there’s something different to observe.
Nadia, Health & Wellbeing Team, Blind Veterans UK