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 14,875 passports have been issued to carers across the county! 54% of them - 8,021 carers - are now accessing support or advice from Carers in Hertfordshire, for the first time.
There are currently over 440 discounts/concessions available with the Carers’ Passport Service and companies signed up to support the passport include LloydsPharmacy stores in Hertfordshire, Nando's, Café Rouge, Hoseasons, Butlins, Frankie & Benny's, Haven Holidays, Coopers of Stortford (mail order and in store), Paradise Wildlife Park, Go Ape (Trent Park + Wendover Woods), Virgin Experience Days, plus many local businesses. The deals are listed in the latest Carers' Passport Offers Book (V24 updated October 2019).
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.
What to do if your Carers' Passport Discount Card is lost or damaged
You do not need to fill out an application form again. Please be advised that the turn around time for a replacement card to be issued is four to six weeks.
** OFFERS UPDATE **
December 2019: As you may be aware, the Hotpoint Privilege Purchase Club, supports our Carers’ Passport Discount Card service, and offers savings on household appliances such as washing machines. The company has asked that we remind carers who may have brought a Hotpoint or Indesit washing machine to check if they are affected by a product recall due to fire safety concerns. To check if your model is affected, you need the model and serial number. You should find these on the inside of the door or on the rear of the appliance. You can then phone Whirlpool's UK call centre on 0800 316 1442 or visit the Whirlpool website - Whirlpool website link. For more information, you can go to the story in our News & Media section of our website - link to the story.
October 2019: More generous businesses have signed up to provide discounts or offers as part of the Carers' Passport Discount Card.
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.