Blind Veterans UK

Why does Veterans' Foundation support Blind Veterans UK?

Blind Veterans UK exists to help ex-servicemen and women who live with significant sight loss live independently where possible and have full access to services and activities. The charity was started during the Second World War in 1915.

Formerly known as St Dunstan's, the charity has highly-trained specialists called rehabilitation officers who help blind veterans rebuild their lives. Often, very simple technologies can completely change the life of a veteran suffering with a limited or total absence of sight. Once rehabilitation officers assess the needs of a veteran, they can train them to use technologies that can change their lives for the better. One such invention that Blind Veterans UK introduces to many of the veterans it cares for is the Liquid Level Indicator. This device clips onto the edge of a teacup and beeps when the hot water has reached the correct level. Simply helping blind veterans independently make themselves a cup of tea can make a world of difference to someone. 

Once a Blind Veterans UK rehabilitation officer assess a veteran and they can also put them forward, if required, for help within one of the Blind Veterans UK care centres. The care offered at these centres is catered towards the specific needs of blind veterans.

How you can support the Veterans' Foundation

The Veterans’ Foundation has provided grants to more than 280 charities and organisations in the past three years. It is dedicated to distributing funding to where it is most effective and to date, £9.2 million has been given to projects that have a positive impact on British veterans, and their dependents, in need.

If you’d like to become of a supporter of the Veterans’ Foundation you can do so by making a donation, by fundraising, by leaving something to Veterans' Foundation in your will or by joining the Veterans’ Lottery. Thank you.