We provide a free service supporting individuals who at some point in their lives have served in the armed forces and currently live with a visual impairment. The criteria for joining is that members must:
Members' sight loss does not have to have occurred during or as the result of time spent in the armed forces. Many of our members have lost their sight due to old age or illness.
The Linburn Centre is a hub of activity for members and residents within travelling distance, and a resource for occasional or short course use for members from further afield. The centre is based at Wilkieston in the west of Edinburgh and won the Scottish Project of the Year 2012 architecture award from the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors.
The purpose built Linburn Centre can accommodate 35 members daily and offers a wide range of leisure and social activities including:
We also offer training opportunities for members.
For those within travelling distance, transport can be provided to and from the centre free of charge, in addition to a hot meal. Find out more about the Linburn Centre.
We have also recently established an outreach service covering Scotland. Outreach workers provide support to our members and are a one-stop contact point for dealing with:
Find out more about our outreach service.
If you or someone you know meet the above criteria, we would encourage you to find out more about joining Scottish War Blinded.
For details on how to become a member, please contact:
Sheila Mutch, Linburn Centre Manager by email or telephone 0131 333 1369.
Rosie McLaughlin, Outreach Manager by email or telephone 0131 229 1456.
Tel: 0131 229 1456.
The Linburn Centre
Tel: 0131 333 1369