Caring for carers
If someone close to you is experiencing long-term health
problems - which may include glaucoma - you may find yourself
taking on a number of caring responsibilities.
According to Carers UK, there are about six million people
providing care around the UK at the moment. That equates to one in
eight adults, many of whom are ordinary people like you. Some have
no choice, as they can't afford to pay someone else to provide the
care, while many others feel that it is important to look after
their loved one or friend.
If you are caring for someone, you will be glad to know that the
Government has committed itself to providing support for people
like you. Not only should you be able to get support from the NHS
(depending on the condition of the person you are caring for), but
you may also be able to claim a special carer's allowance.