|Editorial Commentary; For some veterans the scars may heal, but their view of life will never be the same again|
Blind Veterans UK helps ex-Service men & women of every generation rebuild their lives after sight loss. Since 1915 they’ve provided rehabilitation, training, practical advice and emotional support to tens of thousands of blind veterans.
It’s a sad fact that many of the blind veterans they support suffer from social isolation. It happens as we get older and our families leave us, and partners pass away. For people with sight loss, that isolation is all the more painful to bear.
It’s not just about losing other people though, it’s also about being isolated inside yourself when you are unable to carry out tasks such as going to the shops or even pick up a phone to speak to a friendly voice. For those who can’t see, it often leads to losing your self-belief, and – even worse – your sense of belonging.
That’s why they need your support now as we remember the sacrifices made by those armed services personnel who landed on the beaches of Normandy 75 years ago last weekBlind Veterans UK: Military charity invites local residents to attend Llandudno Cenotaph march to commemorate 75 years since D-Day