The number of Carers Discounts available to Carers Card holders in Dorset is increasing.  The Carers Card scheme now offers discounts from 199 unique businesses!   Who will be the 200th – we regularly ask carers which types of businesses they would like to obtain discounts from?  From one of these “listening” exercises the scheme has recently introduced a new category of Traders.  In each area across Dorset – we have broken the county down into 7 areas for ease of use for the carers –

Carers Card Area Map

Areas for Carers Card

and created a new category for Traders.  All of the businesses in this category are members of the Buy With Confidence Scheme and approved by approved by Trading Standards in the relevant area.   Dorset Trading Standards website can be found here https://www.dorsetforyou.gov.uk/.  Trading Standards for Bournemouth and Poole can be found here http://www.poole.gov.uk/business/trading-standards/buy-with-confidence/.

Carers looking for discounts can now find a roofer, drainage expert, pest controller, tree surgeon to name but a few on the Carers Card website by area.

If you as a carer need work done by a tradesman, do not forget to check what carers discounts are available to you!

When you are out and about shopping keep your Carers Card in your wallet or purse where you will see it, it will be a reminder that you are eligible for discount at many businesses across the county and for some internet shopping.

Carers Discounts

Carers Card used for Carers Discounts

Businesses that have a “shop front” will display the window sticker below – look out for them. Other businesses that are mobile – typically a tradesman display their stickers in their vehicles.

Carers Discounts

Look out for the Carers Card Window Sticker

We love to hear from carers, so please if you know of a business that you think would consider to join the scheme please give us a call on 01202 764778, pass us the details of the business and we will contact them.