If you’re an unpaid Carer, you’re likely familiar with the challenges that come with this essential role. Forward Carers offers a solution that brings some much-needed relief and recognition—the Carer Friendly ID Card. In this blog, we’ll delve into what a Carer’s Card is, how to get one, and the array of benefits it provides for unpaid carers.

What is a Carer’s Card?

Offered by Forward Carers through their Carer Friendly Communities initiative, this identification card is more than just proof of your status as an unpaid Carer. When you purchase the card, you also get a digital version free of charge. This Carer’s Card is your ticket to various forms of support and benefits, both online and offline.

Benefits of the Carer’s Card

  • Prove Your Status: The card verifies that you’re an unpaid Carer, which can be particularly useful in healthcare settings.
  • In Case of Emergency (ICE) Details: Your ICE contact details are printed on the card, providing peace of mind for you and the person you care for.
  • Exclusive Online Carer Support: Gain access to a range of free online support, including self-care plans and daily groups.
  • Access to Discounts: The Carer’s Card can be used to avail benefits or discounts at local and national businesses who are part of the Carer Friendly Communities.

How to Get a Carer’s Card from Forward Carers

Individual Carers

1 – Visit Forward Carers: Head to their website and navigate to the Carer’s Card section.

2 – Select Your Package: Choose between a physical and digital ID card for only £9.50, or opt for the bundle package at £19.50.

3 – Provide Evidence: Upload proof of your caring role, such as a DWP benefit award or a letter from a healthcare provider.

4 – Payment and Verification: Once verified, your Carer’s Card will be sent to you.

For Organisations

Organisations like Dorset Carers Support, CRISP, and Birmingham Carers Hub offer Carer Support Services and the Carer Friendly Card for free or at a discount. Contact them directly for more information.

An Invitation to Local Authorities

If you’re a local authority looking to make a tangible difference in the lives of unpaid carers in your community, consider bulk purchasing the Carer’s Card from Forward Carers. By providing these cards, you not only offer immediate, practical benefits to carers, but you also contribute to the wider goal of creating Carer Friendly Communities. The cards can be offered for free or at a discounted rate through your Carer Support Services, serving as a key element in your social care strategy. Partnering with Forward Carers allows you to extend your reach and impact, ensuring that more carers have access to the resources and support they need.

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Why Choose Forward Carers for Your Carer’s Card?

  • Community Investment: 100% of the profit from your purchase is reinvested into creating Carer Friendly Communities.
  • Comprehensive Support: From health advice to locating local services, Forward Carers offers extensive carer support.
  • Special Deals and Discounts: Access hundreds of online discounts through Forward Carers’ affiliate partner.


The Carer’s Card by Forward Carers is more than just an ID—it’s a lifeline that provides a variety of benefits and resources designed to make your life as an unpaid carer easier.

Call to Action

Ready to take the next step? Purchase your Carer Friendly ID Card today and become part of a growing Carer Friendly Community aimed at supporting unpaid Carers. For businesses interested in offering discounts to cardholders, find out more on Forward Carers’ website.

So, what are you waiting for? Get your Carer’s Card today and start enjoying the benefits and peace of mind it gives.