Welfare

We offer welfare support across the UK
We offer welfare support across the UK

Our regional welfare and grants team help find support for veterans, both from within Blind Veterans UK and from other organisations.

Based throughout the UK, the welfare team is the veterans' main point of contact with our charity. They work together with the blind veterans to help them stay independent and enjoy their quality of life.

Our experienced welfare team gives support and advice on:

• Care and health
• Finance, benefits and grants
• Property and housing
• Access to training and equipment

If you know of a veteran with sight loss request a callback to discuss FREE support or download an application form.

We start with an initial assessment, which we keep up to date as circumstances change.

 

After this evaluation, we help people access:

     • Further training and services

     • Financial help

     • Home modifications

     • Respite care and holiday breaks

 

Funding and grants

Our grants team look after the funding and grants we award. These help members buy specialist equipment, goods and services to help them live well. For example, we often help people buy reading enabling equipment or computers.


How to apply for Blind Veterans UK's support

For someone to be entitled to Blind Veterans UK's free support and services, they need to have done National Service or served in the Armed Forces, and have significant sight loss.

It doesn't matter to us why someone's vision is impaired or when they lost their sight. Many of our veterans have lost their sight years after their service, due to age or illness.

We believe that no one who has served their country should have to battle blindness alone.

If you know of a veteran with sight loss request a callback to discuss FREE support or DOWNLOAD an application form.

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