Blind Veterans UK provide their members with practical and emotional support, helping them to recover their independence and discover a life beyond sight loss.
Last autumn Blind Veterans UK (formerly St Dunstan’s) launched the No One Alone campaign, which aims to raise awareness amongst the general public that there are more than 68,000 National Service and Armed Forces veterans in the UK who are currently battling blindness and severe sight problems.
These are people that Blind Veterans UK can help in very practical and supportive ways that will enable them to start to live a more independent life again, and relieve pressure on their friends and families as well as on overstretched health resources. Many people are referred to Blind Veterans UK through a healthcare professional, such as doctors, nurses, carers, or opticians. So if you are currently looking after or caring for a blinded or partially-sighted older person, or if you come into contact with them in the course of your daily life, please just ask them: “Have you ever served in the Armed Forces?” or “Did you do National Service?”