We give free support to ex-service men and women, no matter if they lost their sight during or after service.
If you or someone you know could benefit from Scottish War Blinded’s activities and support, call us free today on 0800 035 6409 or contact us online .
Support can include:
- Rehabilitation and training to adapt to sight loss
- Grants for equipment to assist with independent living
- Funded respite care
- Home modifications
- Sports, recreation and social activities.
The majority of veterans currently benefiting from our services have developed sight loss as a result of age related sight loss, such as macular degeneration.
Personalised support across Scotland
Any veteran with sight loss, no matter the cause, can spend time with a local Scottish War Blinded outreach worker, who will introduce them to the support we have available. They take time to work together to develop a relationship, and find solutions to individual concerns.
Our outreach workers can advise on not only our own services, but on other local services which might be of benefit.
From the point of our first contact, we can spend time with individuals and their families, to get to know them individually, to involve them in developing support appropriate for their situation - or just be someone who’ll take the time to listen.
The centres offer something different to each individual depending on their goals, focusing on social opportunities and regaining independence after sight loss.
Short residential stays can be facilitated for veterans and their carers, so they can spend time enjoying socialising with other veterans and benefit from guidance and support on a number of topics.