In November, on Carers Rights Day, Forward Carers launched the Carers Card. The Carers Card aims to support Carers to be recognised and valued within the workplace and the community.
The card is available to Birmingham Carers Hub registered Carers for identification purposes and includes emergency contact information.
Alongside this, an online discount scheme has been introduced to bring further benefits both to carers and businesses. As well as being a great tool for increasing visibility and grabbing carers’ attention, a discount scheme can act as a small token of recognition for the importance of the caring role, and do something to alleviate its impact on household finances.
This scheme will be introduced across the city and will eventually be incorporated into local communities, businesses and within local NHS hospital and GPs meaning that Carers like you will be better supported at an earlier stage, with positive consequences for your health, wellbeing and financial security.
This means that if you’re caring for someone, local services and systems will remove obstacles and make sure things are done differently so your life is a little bit easier.
First Local Business to accept our Card and offer Discounts
RUSH Trampoline park in Kings Norton has agreed to accept our Carers Card. If you would like to have a ‘bounce about’ with the person you are caring for, you will be able to do so free of charge. If you are going to Rush on your own or with friends, you will receive a reduced rate if you show your Carers Card. If there is a local business that you would like us to sign up to our scheme just drop us a line: firstname.lastname@example.org
Online Discounts for Carers
Through PerkJam we are providing free exclusive access to hundreds of perks, discounts, and freebies from big-name brands and local businesses. PerkJam allows carers in Birmingham to have access to hundreds of perks, discounts, and freebies from big-name brands. It can be used in a variety of ways and can benefit everyone. We believe offers and perks like this can really help alleviate the some of the pressures placed on carers.
How to get your Carers Card
Phone Birmingham Carers Hub on 0333 006 9711 to register as a carer and ask when the next drop-in session will be where we can take your photo and your details. Alternatively, you can apply online here.