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Blind Veterans UK Praised By War Hero

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Former servicemen and women looking for ex military jobs who believe they are losing their sight could benefit from getting in touch with Blind Veterans UK, a charity that one war hero believes could prove to be particularly helpful indeed.

Grenville Davies, 96, who fought with the British Expeditionary Force during World War II and spent five years in a Polish prisoner of war camp, started losing his sight to age-related macular degeneration, the Bromsgrove Standard reports.

But Blind Veterans UK has been especially helpful, providing him with equipment like a modified kettle to help him boil water safely.

“I first began to experience problems with my sight around ten years ago as my central vision was getting worse due to the condition,” he said. “I go to the charity’s Llandudno centre probably three or four times a year which gives me the opportunity to get out of the house and also talk to other veterans.”

You can apply to the charity for free support and services as long as you’ve served in the Armed Forces or done National Service and have significant sight loss. In order to apply, you can either get in touch by phone or download an application form.

The trust has been offering support to military personnel since 1915, providing people with services and support that they need in order to carry on with life after sight loss. This could include relearning life skills, providing people with resources required to live independently at home, or offering training, learning and recreation opportunities.

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