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Support for loved ones and carers

Blind veteran Billy with his arm around his wife, smiling as they stand outside our Centre of wellbeing in Llandudno

We’re not just here for our blind veterans. We’re also here for those who care for our beneficiaries, day in, day out.

We know how difficult it can be for spouses, partners and family members when someone loses their sight. And we know how important it is for carers to care for themselves too.

We offer advice and support for carers to help them adjust to looking after someone with a vision impairment.

We’ll make sure that you’re caring for yourself too, and connect you with other carers with similar experiences so you can share your story and learn from others.

Are you a veteran with a vision impairment?

We can help you regain your independence.

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Blind veteran Ken and his support worker sitting at a table laughing together in Ken's home
Blind veteran Ken, right, and Community Supporter Worker, Matthew (Photo credit: Richard Cannon)
"The support from Blind Veterans UK has been amazing for both of us. When Bob goes to the centre I get a little break and can spend some time in the garden. We’re both so grateful." 
Carer for her husband, blind veteran Bob

Top tips for carers

Ann cares for blind veteran Jack, who is also deaf and has dementia. She says that being a carer means you're always on duty, and the "biggest challenge is that you have no time off". 

In this video, she offers her top tips for other carers. From remaining calm when things get difficult to ensuring you make time for yourself, hear how she manages looking after a vulnerable person.  

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