BLESMA Case Study
BLESMA is a national charity that helps limbless and injured veterans to lead independent and fulfilling lives. Founded just after the First World War, it has been supporting those injured in the Armed Forces for over 100 years. The charity’s members (numbering almost 3000), receive practical advice and emotional support from their regional BLESMA Support Officer (BSO), through visits and outreach. The organisation also helps with prosthetic advice, help with tribunals, mental health assessment, access to grants, benefits, and employment opportunities, and organising a wide range of social and sporting events.