Scottish War Blinded
Scottish War Blinded support ex-servicemen and women with sight loss – no matter when or how they lost their sight.
The charity’s highly experienced rehabilitation team works closely with veterans living with a vision impairment, providing expert advice and training to enable members to live as independently as possible –despite sight loss.
Specialist equipment, from electronic magnifiers, canes and tablets, to talking clocks, watches and cooking aids, can be provided free-of-charge to members.
There are also 15 Scottish War Blinded outreach workers located across Scotland, providing one-to-one support to veterans with a vision impairment in their region.
Alongside two activity hubs for the charity’s members – the Hawkhead Centre, Paisley, and the Linburn Centre, West Lothian, other social activities available to members include monthly lunch groups and reunion lunches to help combat the social isolation many of the charity’s veterans say they have experienced as a result of their sight loss.
Rebecca Barr, Director of Scottish War Blinded: “We support each of our members in ways which are most suited to them, to enable them to live life as independently as they can.”
“Our research has shown that too many of our members have experienced social isolation as a result of their sight loss, and access to the services we provide is crucial to help our veterans overcome loneliness or prevent them from becoming isolated. If you are a veteran with sight loss, or you are a relative, friend or carer of someone who is, we’d love to hear from you.”
For more information about the support offered to veterans with sight loss across Scotland and to refer a veteran to the charity, call 0800 035 6409 or get in touch online at www.scottishwarblinded.org