No One Alone Campaign

The Blind Veterans UK No One Alone campaign aims to reach out to the approximately 59,000 veterans in the UK who are eligible for free, lifelong support from us and most of whom are not currently receiving it.

Blind veteran Jim Hooper holding a portrait of himself whilst serving in the Army Air Corps

"Blind Veterans UK have been marvellous,

just so supportive in every way."

Do you know someone who needs our help?

With the No One Alone campaign, we at Blind Veterans UK want to let vision-impaired Armed Forces and National Service veterans and their families know that we are here for them. It does not matter when they served or for how long. Nor does it matter how they lost their sight. If they served our country, they do not have to battle blindness alone.

Blind Veterans UK is here for them.

"As a supporter of Blind Veterans UK I realised that they didn't just support those blinded in conflict, so I got in touch"

Jim Hooper

Since 2012 the No One Alone campaign has been reaching out to veterans with severe vision-impairments who may not be aware of the support Blind Veterans UK provides. We work with a wide range of people who could come into contact with veterans such as local authority staff, NHS professionals and regional blind associations. The No One Alone campaign has a network of veteran volunteers who regularly attend events and speak about the support they’ve received from Blind Veterans UK. If you are a blind veteran, or a family member of a veteran, or a health and social care professional please get in touch.

Find out how we can help you

Blind veteran Simon Brown holding his medal Did you serve in the Armed Forces or do National Service?

Find out more about the support that we provide to vision-impaired ex-Service men and women.

Donald & Josie Solway Are you a family member of a vision-impaired veteran?

We know sight loss affects the whole family so we provide support to family members too.

Blind veteran Cedric Hollands Are you working with veterans or people with vision-impairments?

Can you refer vision-impaired veterans to our support and services?

The No One Alone campaign has reached out to many veterans and their family members. Of the veterans supported by Blind Veterans UK only 3% were injured in Service. Most of our veterans are over the age of 75 (87%) and lost their sight due to age-related conditions such as macular degeneration, diabetes or glaucoma. You can read some of their stories below.

Other news in our No One Alone Campaign

Photo around a tea table of blind veteran Eric Waters and Margaret neale widown of a former blind veteran enjoying cake with London Community Teal Leader Matthew Athey

Bake Off star gives our blind veterans a reason to be cheerful on ‘Blue Monday’

17 January 2018
Photo of blind veteran Ken Towsey sitting holding a photo of himself as a young man in uniform

Blind Veterans UK launches campaign for public to rethink veterans

1 November 2017
Photo of Chloë Costello and Prudhoe Army blind veteran grandfather Ian Henderson sitting together

Granddaughter of Prudhoe Army veteran urges others to refer their loved ones to us this Grandparents’ Day

1 October 2017