Who We Help

We Don't Care Ad campaignTo be eligible to become a member of the Scottish War Blinded community, individuals need to meet two criteria:

Military service

They need to have served in either:

• The UK regular Armed Forces, including the UK reserve Armed Forces or National Service
• Served under Naval command in the Merchant Navy, or in Polish/Indian forces under British command.

They do not need to have seen active service or experienced an injury to their sight during their service.

Sight loss criteria

Any ex-service man and woman who has developed sight loss which is having a significant effect on their independence and their daily life is eligible to join Scottish War Blinded.

We do not require veterans to be registered blind or partially sighted.

We will consider each individual’s sight loss when completing an application to join our community of members.

Are you eligible to join Scottish War Blinded, or do you know someone who is? Call us today on 0800 035 6409 to find out how we can help.