Welcome to St Dunstan's
Saint Dunstan’s was founded in England in 1915 by a blind man with a vision. He was the newspaper proprietor Sir Arthur Pearson, Bt. GBE, and his vision was that blind men and women should be restored from being simply the recipient of charity, to people who could lead independent, useful, contributing and satisfying lives. The idea was revolutionary in its time.
In 1918, after World War I, an after care committee was established in South Africa to care for blinded servicemen returning home. In 1938 the South African organisation became completely autonomous but has continued to maintain a close working relationship with Blind Veterans UK.