Free sup­port for ex-ser­vice­men and women

The Press and Journal (Inverness, Highlands, and Islands) - - NEWS -

Scot­tish War Blinded gives free sup­port to for­mer ser­vice­men and women of all ages, whether or not they lost their sight dur­ing or af­ter ser­vice.

The char­ity pro­vides an out­reach ser­vice to veter­ans with sight loss and there are cur­rently two out­reach work­ers cov­er­ing the north-east.

It helps pro­vide them with spe­cial­ist equip­ment, such as elec­tronic mag­ni­fiers, equip­ment to aid in cook­ing, spe­cial­ist lights, canes, talk­ing watches and clocks, tablets and phones, along with train­ing in how to use it.

Re­becca Barr, direc­tor of Scot­tish War Blinded, saidthechar­i­ty­canalso of­fer re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion and op­por­tu­ni­ties to so­cialise with other veter­ans.

Monthly lunch clubs are held, giv­ing at­ten­dees an op­por­tu­nity to make new friends. To find out more, or to get sup­port, call 0800 035 6409.

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