Veterans Health

Veterans and Addiction

Submitted by Paul Clarke, Addiction worker, Ocean Recovery Centre, 24 Aug 16

You may be surprised to learn that veterans are able to survive war zones but struggle to survive a peaceful environment when they return home. However, when veterans return from combat, they face multiple challenges as they adjust into ‘normal life’ outside of the military.

Blind Veterans UK - Cedric Hollands

Second World War veteran with severe sight loss thanks Blind Veterans UK for their support

A Royal Navy veteran who served throughout the Second World War, has thanked Blind Veterans UK for the support they have given him since he began losing much of his eyesight.   

Blind Veterans UK - Norman Roper

National charity helps blind Royal Navy veteran rediscover his independence

Blind Veterans UK - Sam Jelbert

Blind Veterans UK helps former Royal Marine with severe sight loss retain his

Blind Vererans UK - Ron Buttock

Ron Bullock

Blind Navy veteran looks forward to spending Christmas with national military charity

In the run-up to Christmas, a vision impaired Royal Navy veteran from Kent has spoken of the “marvellous” support he has received from a national military charity in helping him to live independently with sight loss.

Ron Bullock, 91 and from Orpington, is looking forward to celebrating Christmas with a number of other blind and vision impaired ex-Service men and women at Blind Veterans UK’s Brighton centre this year.