Help available for blind veterans

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Blind Veterans UK was set up in 1915 as Blinded Soldiers and Sailors Care Committee before the name was changed to St Dunstan’s.

The organisation believes that no one who has served our country should battle blindness alone. It offers lifelong practical and emotional support to veterans, regardless of when they served or how they lost their sight. Its website says: “We help veterans recover their independence and discover a life beyond sight loss.”

The services offered range from helping veterans re-learn vital life skills and providing them with the tools they need to be independent, to offering new learning, training and recreation opportunities and providing long-term nursing, residential and respite care.

Blind Veterans UK not only cares for ex-Service men and women blinded in action, but for veterans who have lost their sight through accident, illness or old age. It has three centres that provide residential and respite care plus sports facilities, as well as qualified welfare staff who help blind veterans live independently. Contact 0800 389 7979 or visit