Blind Veterans UK launches new National Support Service to reach and support blind veterans during Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

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27 March 2020
Source: Blind Veterans UK

Sight loss charity Blind Veterans UK has today (23/03) announced a new service to allow them to continue to support blind veterans throughout the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. This National Support Service will see the charity adapt how it supports its 5,000 beneficiaries, many of which are amongst those most at risk from the virus. More than 90% of Blind Veterans

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Blind Veterans UK in the Charity Film Awards

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20 February 2020
Source: Blind Veterans UK

Blind Veterans film about blind veteran Ken has been shortlisted in this year’s The Charity Film Awards. They are incredibly proud to have our short film recognised. This year’s finalists are decided by a public vote. Will you vote for BVUK? Watch the film and vote for Blind Veterans UK here  http://ow.ly/G9hn50yqeAa

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Blind Veterans UK vacancy: Community Support Worker – Rehabilitation Officer (ROVI)

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12 February 2020
Source: Blind Veterans UK

Salary: £28,704 per annum Location: Home based (within Cornwall, Devon or West Somerset) with regional reach across the South West Closing date: 17 February 2020, 11:59pm Telephone interview dates: 27 and 28 February 2020 Recruitment and selection date: 5 March 2020 (Devon/Somerset area) About you The ideal candidate will: Hold a Diploma in Higher Education (DipHE) in Rehabilitation Studies (VI), or

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Circadian Therapeutics Research Project: Recruitment

22 January 2020
Source: Circadian Therapeutics

Blind Veterans UK and Circadian Therapeutics are seeking vision-impaired individuals between 18 – 70 years to participate in a research project exploring experiences of sleep and daily rhythm disruption. Participants will be asked to complete a questionnaire (online or by phone) to understand more about vision status, health, and sleep. If you wish, your responses from this questionnaire may also

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Sir Arthur Pearson founder of Blind Veterans UK (St Dunstan’s) Receives English Heritage Blue Plaque

12 September 2019
Source: English Heritage

Sir Arthur Pearson, newspaper publisher and founder of St Dunstan’s (Blind Veterans UK), has been commemorated with a blue plaque. The plaque marks the Grade II* listed house on Portland Place in Marylebone where he lived with his wife and some of the blinded servicemen supported by St Dunstan’s in the later years of the First World War and just

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Insider Media: New autonomous vehicle trial launched with Blind Veterans UK

6 March 2019
Source: Insider Media

A Coventry-based autonomous vehicle business will start a trial showcasing how the technology can deliver improved mobility and independence for people with health conditions and disabilities. Aurrigo, which employs 85 people across its Advanced Engineering Centre in the West Midlands and offices in the US, Canada and Australia, is conducting the driverless pods trial involving blind veterans in Brighton. The

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Blind Veterans UK: New film highlights isolation felt by older people with sight loss

25 February 2019
Source: Charity Today

Sight loss charity Blind Veterans  has today (22/02/19) released a new film to highlight the isolation experienced by many who lose their sight. The film, ‘Ken’s Story’, demonstrates the loneliness often experienced by the veterans Blind Veterans UK supports, as any issues of isolation felt as we age can increase if you have lost your sight. The average age of

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Blind Veterans UK: March is for Veterans

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12 February 2019
Source: Blind Veterans UK

March is the month in the year Blind Veterans UK dedicate to bringing together all their supporters and invite you to get involved in any way you can. Will you join them and make a difference for our blind veterans? There are lots of ways you can take part to raise urgently needed funds for ex-Service men and women who

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Blind Veterans UK: Vacancy: Rehabilitation Lead for IT (Information Technology)

3 January 2019
Source: Blind Veterans UK

Would you enjoy the challenge of using your empathy, digital knowledge, computer skills and understanding of accessible technology to help veterans who have lost their sight? 31,846 per annum Contract Type:  Permanent Location:  Brighton Closing Date: 11:59 PM on 13 January 2019 35 hours per week Your background may be as diverse as IT itself and we welcome everyone who

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#24Unplugged – A Detox With A Difference!

17 December 2018
Source: Blind Veterans UK

Blind Veterans UK are calling on you to take part in #24Unplugged, their new phone-free challenge this January, to raise urgently needed funds for ex-Service men and women who have lost their sight. You can sign up individually or refer a friend or family member to spend Saturday 26th January without smartphones or internet. Then get ready to switch OFF

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