Young Carers say Thank-You to Scottish War Blinded Members

Posted: 23/03/2015 | Scottish War Blinded

In February 2015, Scottish War Blinded members presented West Lothian Young Carers Group with computer equipment to assist young carers access technology for school work and leisure.

The laptops and tablets were collected by Scottish war Blinded members who gained IT skills at the Linburn Centre as a means to repair and clean the equipment ready for use by young carers across West Lothian.

West Lothian Young Carers Group have provided two case studies of young carers who have benefited from the project:


“Connor and his family would like to say thank you for the donation of the laptop.

“Connor, pictured right, has already downloaded a game onto it and uses it to watch DVDs.  He is also doing a presentation on it about buses.  He likes to do this in his spare time if he gets a bit bored. 

"Connor’s older brother has dissociative seizures.  Connor helps where he can to make sure his brother is safe when they happen.  This can mean helping his mum to move him into a more secure and comfortable position. He also helps support his mum in this too as it can be a worrisome time for the whole family.”

A Young Carer

“Our young carer and his parent would like to say thank you for the donation of the Phillips Notebook. 

“This will help when they have time to play some games or do some research for school work.  The last topic at school was the Titanic and having a notebook certainly helped with his project.

"Our young carer cares for a parent who can find leaving the house a bit daunting.  The young carer emotionally encourages and supports, where he can.” 

The initiative builds upon earlier projects with West Lothian Young Carers Group and Scottish War Blinded members hope to support more young carers with computer equipment in the future.

Read about one of our members who played an integral role in the project.

Scottish War Blinded continues to expand the horizons of visually impaired veterans across Scotland who have lost their sight in service or in subsequent later life. Do you know a visually impaired veteran of the Armed Forces? Guide them to us