It can be handy to have a card that proves that you are a carer - at the shops, at leisure venues and to take up carer discounts.
"To me the card is a badge of honour, like wearing a poppy on Remembrance Sunday"
"It really helps when accessing shops while making purchases for my housebound parents"
This carers card was originally offered as a discount card with local, national and online offers. Due to the pandemic, we regret we are not able to vouch that those offers are still available. However, we encourage carers to ask shops and businesses whether they offer any discounts to unpaid family carers and to show their card as proof of their carer status.
The discount card scheme launched in October 2015.
We thank all the shops and businesses that have participated in the scheme as a way to give a little something back to our community.