Connecting Carers Card

Connecting Carers Card

What is a Connecting Carers Card?
  1. The Connecting Carers Card is a photo ID card, and a useful way of alerting people to the fact that you’re a carer for someone.
  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’re aware somebody is depending on you for care.
  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?

All you need to do is be a registered carer with Signpost and apply 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 one, please get in touch. Some people still need to provide additional emergency contact details or a photograph and we’re always in the process of chasing these up to make sure everybody who would like a card receives one.

If you’re not yet registered with Signpost please register here.

If you would like to apply for a Connecting Carers Card, please complete the form to the right.

Where is the list of businesses and services offering discounts?

You can find a list of the businesses on our website here and download the latest brochure detailing the discounts available. A brochure will also be sent out to carers, along with their cards. It’s a fairly small list at the moment – 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.

Apply for your Connecting Carers Card

Name of emergency contact

The person you’d want to be informed if something happened to you to ensure the person you care for will be looked after. Must NOT be your own number, and NOT the number of the cared for person.

Phone number of emergency contact

The person you’d want to be informed if something happened to you to ensure the person you care for will be looked after. Must NOT be your own number, and NOT the number of the cared for person.

Carer Information
Your relationship to the person(s) you care for
Please upload a head and shoulders passport-style photo against a light background