Buy Your Carer Friendly Photo ID Card Today
- Prove you’re a Carer when you are out and about
- Access our exclusive Carer Friendly Community and online support
- Provides In Case of Emergency (ICE) contact details
- Access to online and high street discounts
Our Carer Friendly ID and Card is the easiest way to verify you’re an unpaid Carer when you‘re out and about nationally.
When you buy your ID Card, we also give you a digital version free of charge. The cards are a simple way of verifying your status as an unpaid Carer whenever you need to. You can use either one in situations where you are required to identify yourself as a Carer, such as:
- when you are asked for prove you are a verified Carer.
- in healthcare settings to be included in the conversation around medical planning for the person you care for
- with an employer if you want to be recognised as a working Carers and request additional support due to your caring role
The digital card platform gives you access to:
Advice & Guidance – Get helpful advice that covers a variety of topics to assist you with caring for others and improving your own including developing your own self support plan
Health Support – Within your plan you can access this advice for any health concerns you have in your private online plan.
Local Services – We are here to assist you every step of the way and locate nearby services that can cater to your unique requirements as a carer.
Your Carer Friendly Card is so much more than an identity card.
Card holders also get access to:
Exclusive Online Support
As a Carer Friendly Card holder, you will get exclusive free access to the Carer Friendly Community online and a wide range of free online support including your own self care plan, access to daily groups, free and discounted webinars and events.
Access to discounts
Your card can also be used to gain access to benefits or discounts at local and national businesses who recognise it – our list of partners is growing. We’re also an affiliate partner of a major retailer who offers a wide range of online offers and deals for Carers, that you can access.
Peace of Mind
Your card is printed with your ICE (in case of emergency details) on the back and comes with free access to our What If guide. In the event something prevents you from carrying out your caring role, the person who steps in will know exactly what to do. That’s peace of mind for you and the person you care for.
Purchase your card knowing that 100% of the profit is reinvested
back into creating Carer Friendly Communities.
As a Community Interest Company, we invest 100% of our profits into creating Carer Friendly Communities. So, by purchasing the card, you are also supporting other Carers
By purchasing the card, you are also gaining access to 100’s of online discounts via our partner. As a registered Carer, you will also receive access to our online support including information and advice to support you as a Carer, as well as exclusive offers and discounts to paid events and training opportunities.
Carers registered with the following Carer Support Services can access the Carer Friendly Card for free or for a discount, please contact the organisation directly for more information; Dorset Carers Support, CRISP, Birmingham Carers Hub.
When you apply for your card, we’ll need proof of your caring role, either by: simply uploading evidence when you purchase; or requesting a call-back so our advisor can verify your role via telephone. (Evidence includes proof of a DWP benefit award or Blue Badge; GP, Social Services or Education Department letter; proof of registration from a local Carers Centre organisation)
Unpaid carers do amazing things every day to help others and we believe they deserve to be rewarded. The cost-of-living crisis is making life harder for many unpaid carers, so being able to provide discounts to help them save some money is our little way of saying ‘thank you’. Working with Forward Carers gives us the opportunity to get this message out to more unpaid carers who are missing out on great savings that they are entitled to.Forward Carers affiliate partner
Offer a Discount
If you’d like to offer a special deal, discount or offer to Carers who show their Carer Friendly ID Card, you can find out about the business benefits, and register below:
The Carer Friendly Card is part of Carer Friendly Communities, our programme to embed support for Carers across the community, with benefits for all.
If you are a business or local authority and want to connect, engage with and support Carers in your area, click below to get in touch with the team