Vision UK supports the Blind Veterans UK and RNIB responses to the appointment of Tracey Crouch as Minister for Loneliness

17 January 2018
Source: Vision UK

Blind Veterans UK welcomes the announcement today (17/1) of a new Minister for Loneliness, in response to the publication of recommendations from the Jo Cox Commission on Loneliness. ‘We know that loneliness and isolation are issues that affect many vision-impaired veterans in the UK, due to the combined impact of sight loss and increasing age. Some research we did with

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Kent blind veteran thrilled to be spending Christmas with fellow comrades thanks to national charity

20 December 2017
Source: Blind Veterans UK

A blind veteran from Kent will be spending the festive period with other vision-impaired ex-Service men and women this year. Douglas Bull, 97 and from Bromley, will be visiting Blind Veterans UK’s training and rehabilitation centre in Brighton for the first time. Every Christmas the charity invites beneficiaries who would otherwise be alone for Christmas, or are in need of

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Vision UK and Fight for Sight: Research Summit: Where Next For Eye Research?

23 October 2017
Source: Fight for Sight

Fight for Sight and Vision UK hosted a Research Summit, which brought together influential organisations from the eye health sector. Attendees heard about the latest developments in research and the enormous impact the sector could have on vision loss, if funding into eye research was a priority. The day began with Fight for Sight’s CEO, Michele Acton, opening the summit

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Blind Veterans UK and Sussex Eye Hospital launch exhibition by vision-impaired artists to mark National Eye Health Week

21 September 2017
Source: Blind Veterans UK

To mark National Eye Health Week (18-24 September), sight loss charity Blind Veterans UK has partnered with Sussex Eye Hospital to launch an exhibition of artworks by blind and vision-impaired veterans. The exhibition at Sussex Eye Hospital features nine decorative mosaic panels which reflect scenes of Sussex life, such as Brighton pier and the South Downs. They were created in

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Blind Veterans UK: National sight loss charity targets eye health professionals with new video featuring prize-winning beneficiary

20 September 2017
Source: Blind Veterans UK

Blind Veterans UK has launched a new video aimed at ophthalmologists, sight loss advisors and other eye health professionals, to increase the referral of blind veterans to the charity as part of National Eye Health Week (18 – 24 September). The short video, filmed at St Helen’s Hospital, features Maria Pikulski, an Eye Clinic Liaison Officer (ECLO) based at the

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Blind Veterans UK Blind Veterans UK was recently involved in two important initiatives which focused on preventing blindness through scientific research.

15 September 2017
Source: Blind Veterans UK

Brain injuries and sight loss In May, BVUK hosted the first in a series of Life Beyond Sight Loss research seminars. Held in London, the event brought together six military and nonmilitary experts on traumatic brain injuries and sight loss from the UK and US. They discussed a range of topics including vision trauma research, veteran rehabilitation and vision conditions

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Blind Veterans UK: Vacancy: Rehabilitation Services Manager

31 August 2017
Source: Blind Veterans UK

Closing date:             Wednesday 6 September 2017    A fantastic opportunity has arisen at our Brighton Centre for a forward thinking Rehabilitation Services Manager to lead the development and delivery of our holistic, bespoke rehabilitation service for our Blind Veterans. 35 hours per week Brighton, with occasional UK travel A fantastic opportunity has arisen at our Brighton Centre for a

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Blind Veterans UK calls on relatives to look out for signs of sight loss in their loved ones this summer

27 July 2017
Source: Blind Veterans UK

As the summer holidays arrive, a national charity is calling on relatives visiting their loved ones to look out for indications that they may be struggling with sight loss. Blind Veterans UK often sees a spike in applications following holiday periods, which the charity attributes to referrals from relatives who have visited a grandparent or elderly relative and noticed a

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BVUK: US and UK veterans’ charities to host first “Life Beyond Sight Loss” seminar bringing world-renowned experts together to tackle sight loss

23 May 2017
Source: Blind Veterans UK

When:  Wednesday 24 May – 13:00 Where: Victory Services Club, 63-79 Seymour St, London, W2 2HF A research seminar bringing world-renowned experts together to discuss sight loss will be taking place in London this week (24/05). The “Life Beyond Sight Loss” Seminar is the first in a series looking at various research and innovation ideas in relation to blind veterans.

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Blind Veterans UK: Royal Navy personnel and veterans join forces to mark 100 years of the Women’s Royal Naval Service (WRNS) and appeal for 2,500 Wrens to access support

22 May 2017
Source: Blind Veterans UK

  Blind Veterans UK beneficiaries and former WRNS (Wrens), enjoyed a special lunch at the charity’s Brighton centre yesterday (18/05), as part of a week of events celebrating female veterans. They were joined by women currently serving in the Royal Navy to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Wrens. During the formal lunch Blind Veterans UK released research which shows

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