Skip to main content

Carers in Bedfordshire - Carers Discount card

What is a Carers Card?

Many carers use the card to prove they are a carer – at school, the shops, hospital, at work or leisure and sport venues. It saves you the bother of having to dig out other paperwork or answer lots of questions.

Some carers say just having it in their wallet gives them a sense of security – especially if the person they care for has a hidden disability.

Some shops, leisure and sports venues and other businesses will happily offer you a discount if you ask and then present your card. They recognise carers deserve this because of the vital role you play in society. You may be shy to ask, but you can say something like “Do you give a discount for carers? This card proves I am a carer”, then flourish your card with pride! You may even get a discount when shopping online if you enquire first.

“To me the card is a badge of honour, like wearing my poppy on Remembrance Sunday.”

“It really helps when accessing shops while making purchases for my elderly parents.”

The card is for unpaid carers who live in Bedford Borough or Central Bedfordshire – you just show or mention your card. Unpaid carers look after a relative, partner, friend or neighbour who is ill, frail or disabled, who depends on them to help with everyday tasks.

Apply here

You must be registered with us to apply for a card, then


Your picture does not have to be a passport photo and you can smile!

Please note it can take up to two weeks for your card to arrive.

Register with us then apply for your card

Donations Welcome

The card can save you money.

We would welcome donations of £5 towards the cost of printing and sending your card. Why not donate for yours and pay it forward for another carer?Alternatively, you can

  • ring us on tel 0300 111 1919 with your card details or
  • send a cheque to Carers in Bedfordshire, Emerald Court, Pilgrim Centre, Brickhill Drive, Bedford MK41 7PZ

Thank you very much

Who to contact


Where to go

Carers In Bedfordshire
Brickhill Drive
MK41 7PZ
Get directions

Other Details

Age Bands
11-14 years old
18-25 years old
Parents and carers
15-17 years old
0-4 years old
5-10 years old
SEN Provision Type