Your card supports you in your caring role
We understand the important role you play in our society by providing care and support to family members, friends or neighbours who are unable to care for themselves due to illness, disability, or aging. We also understand that providing this care can be a challenging and demanding role that can impact the carer's physical, emotional, and financial well-being.
This is why the support we provide you includes a range of services and resources that can help you manage your caring responsibilities more effectively and reduce the burden of caregiving.
When you register for a Carers Card UK ID card you will also have access to the Carers Card UK app. Your app provides you with a catalogue of useful information to help support you in your role as a carer. In your app you’ll find everything from guides to best practices covering a wide range of categories. These categories include:
You can access information and advice on a range of issues related to caring, such as health and social care services, benefits and entitlements, and legal and financial matters.
Caring for a loved one can be expensive, and unpaid carers may struggle to make ends meet. Your app provides information about financial assistance that can help offset the costs of caring and provide some financial security.
As a carer you have legal rights that will help you in your role. You can access information on your rights, from covering your wellbeing through to protection from discrimination.
Health & wellbeing
Access quality advice, tips and support in order to substantially help you with your health, wellbeing and resilience when in your caring role.
There are many things you can do to support yourself in your role as a carer. The Carers Card UK app contains various guide that can help you support yourself.
Technology & equipment
There are multiple types of technology and innovations that can be utilised to support the mental wellbeing of carers in various care settings. We’ll guide you through them.
As well as constantly adding new and relevant content into your app to assist you on your journey one of our aims is to create a digital community. It’s a community that will help provide a safe and supportive space for carers to connect with others who are going through similar experiences. It’s here that they can offer emotional support, practical advice, and a sense of community and belonging.
Through the Carer Card UK app we aim to not only provide practical support for you as a carer but also let you know that that there are resources and services available to support you in your role.
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