An update from Kaye Stanford regarding our upcoming Carers Discount Card. If you are able to offer extra support the Response Line during the launch week of 17th February 2020 please let Bernie know asap.

I am excited to share with you that we will be launching the Carer Discount Card (CDC) on Monday 17th February. This will be a new Core offer from Carers Support West Sussex and we hope will help us to reach and support more Carers across the County. Carers need to be registered with us in order to request a Card.

I will be undertaking a mini roadshow at different venues around the County to launch the CDC over a two week period from the 17th February. So keep a look out where I am through our social media accounts!

With Bernie and Kathy, we have put together information and the referral process to help with any questions you may have around the card and help in answering those from Carers. From 17th February 2020 we would like this to be part of the Core offer to any Carer we come into contact with.

Our webpage, on the Carer Support West Sussex website, has details about the Card and will have all the most up to date Business offers. Please go and have a look! carerssupport.org.uk/carerdiscount

Please help us recruit more businesses by asking any that you use to sign up  – could your hair dresser offer a discount or a café you visit regularly offer a free drink when a Carer is purchasing a cake?!

 We would like to invite staff and volunteers who are Carers and already registered with us, to have the opportunity to request a card from 1st February 2020. You can request a card by emailing Kathy.burke@carerssupport.org.uk

For any staff or volunteers who are Carers and would like a Card but are not currently registered, can be supported in registering by a colleague of their choice. Please discuss and arrange this with your Line Manager. On the database, there is a ‘Staff Carer’ button to check which ensures your information is confidential and only accessed by Vanessa Hasted and Kathy Burke. Once registered please email Kathy.burke@caressupport.org.uk to request a card.