Our Carers’ Passport Discount Card is a fantastic resource for carers as it provides valued financial support through the savings, services and business offers that we have secured for you. It also helps carers feel recognised and valued, giving a real sense of identify with the photo identity card.
To date 11,140 passports have been issued to carers across the county! 53% of them - 5,930 carers - are now accessing support or advice from Carers in Hertfordshire, for the first time.
There are currently almost 400 discounts/concessions available with the Carers’ Passport Service and companies signed up to support the passport include LloydsPharmacy stores in Hertfordshire, Chiquitos, Frankie & Benny's, Haven Holidays, Coopers of Stortford (mail order and in store), Paradise Wildlife Park, plus many local businesses. The deals are listed here in the lastest pdf Carers Passport Offers Booklet (8.86 MB) .
Karen Denny, Carers in Hertfordshire’s Project Officer, said:
"The feedback from carers has been overwhelming! With carers telling me that the financial benefits are making a really big difference to their lives. But, more importantly carers are taking a break from caring and popping out for a discounted coffee and cake or perhaps going along to their local spa/gym for some me time.”
"We are always looking to build on the offer so if you have favourite shops, why not tell them all about this valuable carers service that they could join?”
Applying is really easy, just click here to fill in the online form and attach a headshot photograph. If you would prefer you can apply through the post and application forms are available in your local library. Alternatively, give us a call and we can post you one.
** OFFERS UPDATE **
December 2017: More generous businesses have signed up to provide discounts or offers as part of the Carers' Passport Discount Card. Just visit our Latest Offers page to find out which businesses are now involved.
June 2017: The new Carers’ Passport Offers Book is now available for you to collect from any Hertfordshire library. Just pop into your local library, show a member of staff your Carers’ Passport Discount Card and you will be given the updated version of the Offers Book.
With many more new offers available for you to access across the county make sure you keep yourself updated! They could help to save you money and we know every penny counts.
We would like to pass on our thanks to all those new businesses that have agreed to participate in the service; recognising unpaid carers in their local communities and rewarding them for the amazing work that goes on behind closed doors each and every day.