What is a Connecting Carers Card?

1. The Connecting Carers Card is a photo ID card, and a usefu way of alerting people to the fact that you are a carer for someone.

The front of the Connecting Carers Card

2. The Connecting Carers card can play a part in your contingency plan. Should something happen to you, a member of the emergency services would be able to use the card to contact a next of kin or social work team so that they are aware somebody is depending on you for care.

The back of the Connecting Carers Card

3. You will be able to use this card to access regular discounts at one of the businesses and services signed up to the scheme. 

How can I get one?

Simply by being a Stockport carer, registered with Signpost and registered for the Connecting Carers Card. All carers who are currently active on our database have been contacted and provided with a registration form. If you think you may have slipped through the net and not received this, please get in touch. Some people still need to provide additional emergency contact details or a photograph and we are always in the process of chasing these up so that everybody who would like a card may receive one.

If you are not yet registered with Signpost please click here

If you haven't applied yet for a Connecting Carers Card please click here (you will also need to be registered)

Where is the list of businesses and services offering discounts?

These will be sent out to carers in a directory along with their cards. This is a fairly small list at the moment so please don't expect too much - however we hope to add more and more businesses and services - this scheme can grow and grow! If you have an idea or a contact for a business/service that would be willing to offer a deal or discount for Stockport carers, please let us know! 

Thank you to Stockport Together and the Equity Foundation who have made it possible for us to launch this card in Stockport. This is just the beginning and we hope, in time it will grow to form the basis of a Stockport Carers Passport which will give carers more recognition and support across the borough.