Sheffield centre’s ten years of helping blind veterans

Blind Veterans UK Sheffield centre manager Terry Heaton with Lord Mayor Peter Rippon
Blind Veterans UK Sheffield centre manager Terry Heaton with Lord Mayor Peter Rippon
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Visually impaired ex-servicemen and women joined local dignitaries for the tenth birthday of Blind Veterans UK’s Sheffield Centre.

Lord Mayor Coun Peter Rippon revealed a new Blind Veterans UK plaque at the centre on Fulwood Road to mark the charity’s change of name from St Dunstans in 2012.

The Sheffield centre is a state-of-the-art training facility with 12 bedrooms.

It offers a range of rehabilitation and training courses for blind veterans including training in IT, communications, mobility and independent living skills - all intended to help blind veterans recover their independence and discover a life beyond sight loss.

Centre manager Terry Heaton said: “I am delighted we are celebrating ten years of the Sheffield centre in the same year that Blind Veterans UK marks 100 years of service to blind veterans.

“Over the past decade we have provided training and rehabilitation to hundreds of ex-service men and women.”

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