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Carer Friendly Discount Card

The County Durham and Darlington Carers card, developed in partnership with Durham County Council, Darlington Borough Council and NHS County Durham and Darlington recognises and rewards the support Carers provide to their neighbours, friends and family.

About and sign upOffers and discounts
The aim of this scheme is to promote the health and wellbeing of Carers whilst alleviating some of the financial strain that is often placed upon them by their role. It also supports Durham County Carers Support aspirations of creating a Carer friendly community. The Carer Friendly Discount Card allows the card holder to access discounts on products and services. Our scheme members and the discounts they offer are listed in the directory below.
Who can apply for the discount card?

The criteria for card eligibility are:

  • Living in County Durham or Darlington
  • Already registered as a Carer with Durham County Carers Support or Darlington Carers Support
How to use your discount card

Once you have received your discount card, you will be able to use it at the businesses listed in the directory. In order to provide proof of your membership, you will need to show the retailer your card, so remember to always have it with you.

    How to apply for a discount card

    To apply for the card please click the ‘Request a card’ button on this page to submit an online form, or call us on 0300 005 1213.

    Terms and Conditions
    • Cards can only be used by one Carer
    • Each Carer in the household will need to register with Durham County Carers Support to receive their own card
    • Cards are valid for 3 years
    • Businesses will offer a discount as described in the directory, but on occasion some businesses will offer one off/ short term additional offers to Carer Discount Card holders which will be communicated to you via email
    • Durham County Carers Support are not endorsing the services or products included in this scheme.
    Can your business assist in building a Carer Friendly Community?

    Businesses can sign up easily and start to offer discounts to unpaid Carers supporting a family member or friend in County Durham & Darlington.  Caring for a relative or friend can be very rewarding but it can also put pressure on household budgets. By giving Carers access to discounts businesses are able to show that they recognise and value the contribution unpaid Carers make.

    Benefits for Businesses

    • Free marketing to approximately 23,000 Carers
    • Free marketing through our social media platforms and website
    • Easy and free to sign up
    • Official membership sticker to display in your business
    • Dedicated webpage for use by Carers, including a full directory of participating businesses

    How can your business help?

    • Promote existing discounts/offers you give to Carers
    • Offer a % discount on service or activity offered
    • Buy one get one free or 3-for-2 type offer
    • Carer goes free with person they care for
    • Or for example free drink when purchasing food

    We will offer promotion of your business through our directory, website and through various social media platforms.

    Businesses in County Durham or Darlington who would like to join the scheme, for more information please contact Jacqui Coulson 01833 600575 or email: jacqui.coulson@dccarers.org or use the button on this page to join.

    Scheme members and discounts

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