Support for carers

Carers Card

Unpaid carers can use a card to prove that they are a carer. This can be shown at school, at the shops, at the hospital, at work or at leisure and sports venues.

Some carers say that having a carers card in their wallet helps other people to understand that they are a carer – especially if the person they care for has a hidden disability.

Some shops, leisure and sports venues and other businesses will offer a discount to carers with the carers card. You can ask “Do you give a discount for carers? This card proves I am a carer.” You may even get a discount when shopping online if you enquire first.

There are different organisations offering carers cards for a small cost available online.