It’s a sad fact that many of the blind veterans we support suffer from social isolation.
It happens as we get older and our families leave us, and partners pass away. For people with sight loss, that isolation is all the more painful to bear.
It’s not just about losing other people though, it’s also about being isolated inside yourself when you are unable to carry out tasks such as going to the shops or even pick up a phone to speak to a friendly voice. For those who can’t see, it often leads to losing your self-belief, and – even worse – your sense of belonging.
That’s why we need your support now.
Blind Veterans UK are specialists in helping our isolated veterans but most importantly, we’re also people like you who understand and care. We give those who have served our country support that ranges from rehabilitation and training to practical advice, and vital emotional support.
We’re here for them, and now we need you to be here for us. We’re supporting more veterans than we ever have before in our long history, but there are tens of thousands out there who are alone and don’t know we exist for them.
Together we can help rebuild blind veterans’ lives after sight loss. Away from isolation. Towards a life of fulfilment.