The Carer Card
We are continuing to extend a discounted price for our Carer Card to £10 for a 2 year card.
We were proud to have reduced the price of the Carer Card through the initial uncertainty of the Covid Crisis; offering the Carer Card for £5 for one year. This reduced price ended on the 31st May but we have been able to extend a discounted price while we transition back to our standard £15 for 3 years.
The Carer Card
A carer is someone of any age who provides unpaid support to family or friends to enable them to cope and carry on with their day to day life as they could not manage without this help. This could be caring for a relative, partner or friend who is ill, frail, disabled or suffers with mental ill-health or substance misuse’
Unpaid Carers save the UK £132 Billion pounds and year and often find themselves in financial hardship. We think that deserves thanks and developed the Card in partnership with Disability Sheffield and Sheffield City Council.
The Carer Card serves to recognise your role as an unpaid carer and also has a space for urgent contact information.
The Carer Card should not be confused with The Access Card in terms of evidencing entitlement to free companion / carer / PA tickets for shows and events.
The Access Card
The Access Card is designed for disabled people to communicate their access requirements.
This includes the ability to show that the disabled person needs support from another person with the +1 symbol.
Free carer entry to shows and events is not a right of the carer - it is a right on the disabled person that they can bring the person accompanying them, an 'Essential Companion', to the event at no extra cost.
You can apply for an Access Card here https://www.accesscard.org.uk/