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Supporting others

Two women in a caring embrace standing in front of lush vegetation
Two women in a caring embrace standing in front of lush vegetation

Find out how you can support friends, family and loved ones who have been diagnosed with sight loss. If you're a carer, parent or guardian, we have information on the benefits you could be eligible for and how you can access support.

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Benefits for carers

Carer's Allowance and Carer's Credit are two key benefits , that you may be entitled to claim if you are caring for someone who is blind or partially sighted. In addition to this, there is a “Carer Element” which can be added to a Universal Credit claim.

Making communication and environments accessible

Find information on how communication and environments can be made accessible for blind and partially sighted people.

Protecting local vision services for children and young people

Children and young people (CYP) with vision impairment require a high level of specialist provision to learn on equal terms with sighted children. These services are a vital lifeline, but as councils review their budgets they can come under risk.

Parenting a child with a vision impairment

In this section, we have information, resources and advice on how you can support a child or young person with sight loss.