Blind Veterans UK: Victory Over Blindness

13 September 2018
Source: Blind Veterans UK

This year we mark 100 years since the end of the First World War. It was a conflict that caused more than 3,000 veterans to lose their sight. Our charity, Blind Veterans UK, was founded to support them, and we continue this important work today. This October we will unveil an iconic statue at the entrance to Manchester Piccadilly to

Read more Blind Veterans UK: Victory Over Blindness

Blind Veterans UK Vacancy: Senior Manager Philanthropy & Special Projects

14 July 2018
Source: Blind Veterans UK

Up to £47,840 per annum (dependent on experience)    Contract Type Permanent Location London Closing Date  Closing date is midnight on 19 July 2018 The number of veterans we help is increasing rapidly as we implement our overall strategy to embed a national footprint and take our exceptional services to the beneficiary. We have an exciting opportunity for an innovative

Read more Blind Veterans UK Vacancy: Senior Manager Philanthropy & Special Projects

Research and innovation seminar series: Sight-loss as a consequence of traumatic brain injury and mental health implications

14 May 2018
Source: Blind Veterans UK

On Wednesday, the 23rd of May Blind Veterans UK will be running their annual Seminar. This year, the seminar is in collaboration with The University of Manchester and as always with Project Gemini Veterans Exchange. Please see attached the programme for a unique international seminar, bringing Veterans and World renowned experts together to discuss Sight loss as a consequence of

Read more Research and innovation seminar series: Sight-loss as a consequence of traumatic brain injury and mental health implications
Final Seminar Programme 2018[4644]
Final Seminar Programme 2018[4644]
Download pdf 0.7 MB

Macular Society: Artificial intelligence company and four UK charities partner to find a cure for AMD

15 March 2018
Source: The Macular Society

BenevolentAI and Action Against AMD, a group of UK sight loss charities, have today announced their partnership to use BenevolentAI’s technology to find treatments and a potential cure for the leading cause of blindness in the UK – age-related macular degeneration (AMD). BenevolentAI is collaborating with a group of four charities partnering to find a cure for AMD. Blind Veterans UK, Fight

Read more Macular Society: Artificial intelligence company and four UK charities partner to find a cure for AMD

Blind Veterans UK: Head of National Programmes

26 February 2018
Source: Blind Veterans UK

The ideal candidate will have an in depth understanding of rehabilitation processes and  delivery to adults with disabilities and sound awareness of legislation relating to adult social care. £47,716 – £53,018 per annum (dependent on location) Contract Type; Permanent Location: Home based or Office based Closing Date 5PM on 1 March 2018 As Head of National Programmes, you’ll ensure BVUK’s

Read more Blind Veterans UK: Head of National Programmes

Charities Unite To Tackle Leading Cause Of Blindness

9 February 2018
Source: Blind Veterans UK, Fight for Sight, the Macular Society and Scottish War Blinded

Four leading sight loss charities have announced a unique partnership to find a treatment for one of the world’s leading causes of blindness. Blind Veterans UK, Fight for Sight, the Macular Society and Scottish War Blinded are jointly launching a collaboration to transform the funding of research to address age-related macular degeneration (AMD).              

Read more Charities Unite To Tackle Leading Cause Of Blindness

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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