Last week X-Forces were in Brighton visiting Blind Veterans UK. We were shown around the amazing building that overlooks Brighton and the English Channel. Blind Veterans, previously known as St Dunstan’s, moved into the centre at Ovingdean in October 1938 and the building has an incredible history of supporting veterans of both World Wars and more recent conflicts.
Visually-impaired veterans can come to the centre for their initial visit and assessment. During their introductory week Blind Veterans carefully assess each person’s vision impairment, and speak to them and their families about how they can help through training and rehabilitation.
After this visit, their members can come back to the Brighton centre for holidays, respite, residential and nursing care. As well as helping with fitness and mobility, veterans with sight loss are given the opportunity to gain the skills they need to live an independent life.
X-Forces and Blind Veterans are currently developing an exciting, bespoke enterprise training opportunity for Blind Veterans members which we hope to pilot this summer.