Apply here for your carers card. It can prove you are an unpaid carer and get you discounts.
What is a Carers Card?
Many carers use the card to prove they are a carer – at school, the shops, hospital, at work or leisure and sport venues. It saves you the bother of having to dig out other paperwork or answer lots of questions.
Some carers say just having it in their wallet gives them a sense of security – especially if the person they care for has a hidden disability.
Some shops, leisure and sports venues and other businesses will happily offer you a discount if you ask and then present your card. They recognise carers deserve this because of the vital role you play in society. You may be shy to ask, but you can say something like “Do you give a discount for carers? This card proves I am a carer”, then flourish your card with pride! You may even get a discount when shopping online if you enquire first.
“To me the card is a badge of honour, like wearing my poppy on Remembrance Sunday.”
“It really helps when accessing shops while making purchases for my elderly parents.”
The card is for unpaid carers who live in Bedford Borough or Central Bedfordshire – you just show or mention your card. Unpaid carers look after a relative, partner, friend or neighbour who is ill, frail or disabled, who depends on them to help with everyday tasks.
You must be registered with us to apply for a card, then
- Email email@example.com with a photo, your name and postcode.
- Or you can post in a photo with your name and postcode on the back.
Your picture does not have to be a passport photo and you can smile!
Please note it can take up to two weeks for your card to arrive.
The card can save you money.
We would welcome donations of £5 – £10 towards the cost of printing and sending your card. Why not donate for yours and pay it forward for another carer?
Alternatively, you can
- ring us on tel 0300 111 1919 with your card details or
- send a cheque to Carers in Bedfordshire, Emerald Court, Pilgrim Centre, Brickhill Drive, Bedford MK41 7PZ
Thank you very much