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 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

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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

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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 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: 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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Many congratulations to Simon Brown on winning the Soldiering On: People’s Choice Award

28 March 2017
Source: Daily Express

Many congratulations to Simon Brown of Blind Veterans UK who on Saturday 25 March won the Soldiering On: Peoples Choice Award Simon Brown was a corporal in the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers attached to 2 Lancs in Iraq when he sustained facial injuries during a rescue mission in Basra. Simon lost his left eye and has only 20 per

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Blind veteran Simon Brown shortlisted in the prestigious Sunday Express ‘People’s Choice’ category at Soldiering On Awards 2017

13 March 2017

An Iraq War veteran who was blinded in conflict has been shortlisted in the prestigious ‘People’s Choice’ category sponsored by the Sunday Express in the seventh annual Soldiering On Awards. Simon Brown, 38 and from Leeds, was nominated for the award by national military charity Blind Veterans UK, which has supported him since he lost his sight. The Soldiering On

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This Remembrance Sunday over 100 Blind Veterans will march to the Cenotaph

11 November 2016
Source: Blind Veterans UK

Every year Blind Veterans UK and its vision-impaired ex-Service men and women take part in the National Remembrance Commemorations. What is Remembrance? Every year in the United Kingdom we hold a National Service of Remembrance to remember everyone who has lost their lives or suffered as a result of conflict. About the service The service is held at the Cenotaph

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Blind veteran brothers reunited after 14 years thanks to military charity

20 July 2016
Source: Blind Veterans UK

Two brothers who have not been in the same room for 14 years were reunited by the charity that has supported them since they both lost their sight. 86-year-old Arnold Peel, from Worksop and his brother Dennis, 88, from Worthing, Sussex, were reunited at Blind Veterans UK’s training and rehabilitation centre in Brighton this month. Both brothers are ex-Service men

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