Carers Card


Carers Card

Do you look after or help support, a family member, a friend or a neighbour without a formal wage?

We know that when you are looking after someone, money is often tight and it can be hard to get out and do things.  Carers in Southampton have launched the Carers Card to enable you to save money and do more.

Discounts Available

The discounts are available to view by clicking here: Carers Card Catalogue.

How to get your card
The card is available to unpaid carers and most discounts are offered on production of the card.
To get a card you need to contact us by completing the Carers Assessment Referral Form

If you’ve already had an assessment, you just need to email a headshot photo to with your name and address and we will send one out.

Your details will be held on a database and not passed on to any other party.

Parent carers and young carers
Children’s Services are responsible for carrying out assessments for parent carers and The Southampton Young Carers Project for young carers. Both groups are still eligible to receive a card. Please contact us for more information.

Note – Carers Cards are only available to unpaid carers who receive services from Southampton City Council

Annual Prize Draw

All carers who have a card will be entered into an annual draw to win a Bronze Photo Shoot package worth £324 that has been kindly donated by The Photo Rooms who are located in Bedford Place.”

The prize includes a one hour photoshoot of your choice (family, couple, newborn etc) at The Photo Rooms’ friendly and comfortable studio in central Southampton, a personal viewing session and 5 digital Hi-Res images on CD and two additional prints.  The prize is transferable so you can give it as a present if you wish.

‘Congratulations to Steven, the first carer to win the annual prize draw kindly donated by The Photo Rooms’  The picture is Steven and Simona from The Photo Rooms

Answers to questions we have received

Can Fosters Carers get this also?
If you are a paid foster carer then you would not be eligible for the card. The card is specifically for people looking after someone with additional needs and not in receipt of remuneration for that role. People in receipt of carers allowance and attendance allowance are eligible.
Just Southampton?
Just Southampton, I’m afraid
Is this for Carers covered by Southampton City Council, or for Carers in the surrounding areas? (Eg., Eastleigh)
Just Southampton City Council
So not if you pay your council tax to EBC even though address is Southampton??
Either you or the person you look after has to be paying council tax to Southampton City Council.
Can you get one of these if you get carers allowance?
Yes, it’s available to all unpaid carers in Southampton
Can you get one of these if you get attendance allowance?
Yes.  Your status as an unpaid carer is unaffected by being in receipt of benefits.

Businesses, would you like to reward Southampton’s unpaid carers?

Our directory of special offers will be widely promoted to unpaid family carers in the city so it’s a great chance for you to let carers know about your business.  As well as reaching more customers, you will have the satisfaction of knowing that you are supporting community wellbeing.

The discount card will help carers to save money and do more.  It will also help us to promote our services to carers who may not know about us.

Interested?  Complete our on-line application form to register your details.  We can also supply you with promotional materials to promote the scheme.Carers Card Business Application Form

Carers Card Business Application Form

We only issue the card to verified unpaid carers and each card has a photo and expiry date to ensure that only those entitled to the scheme can use it.



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