Information for Carers
Our Carer Card scheme enables carers to access a wide range of offers and discounts from a variety of local retailers, suppliers and services.
How to apply
To apply for a Carer Card, you must:
- Be over 18 years of age
- Provide unpaid care for a family member or friend
- Reside in North or South Lanarkshire
- Be known as a Carer to Lanarkshire Carers
You can apply online, in person at one of our centres or by post.
Please Note: If you are not known to Lanarkshire Carers, we cannot issue you with a Carer Card and your application will not be processed. To check if you are known to us, please contact Lanarkshire Carers Centre: Hamilton on 01698 428090 or Lanarkshire Carers Centre: Airdrie on 01236 755550.
It can take up to 30 days for new card applications to be processed. If you have recently applied and have not received your card after 30 days, please get in touch with us.
Terms and Conditions
All card holders must read and agree to the Carer Card terms and conditions before use. We reserve the right to refuse or withdraw your card if you do not follow these terms and conditions:
Available offers and discounts
Information on all the current discounts and offers available to carers can be found under the Carer Card Current Offers and Discounts section of our website:
You can also follow us on Facebook & Twitter to stay informed of all the new offers as and when they become available.
All carers requesting a Carer Card for the first time can access up to 8 weeks free membership to local leisure facilities (eligibility criteria applies and current members of leisure schemes are excluded). We will also send you information on the Well Connected programme when issuing your card, which enables people to take part in and benefit from activities and services that can improve wellbeing.
If you know of a local business that would be able to offer carers a discount or some other type of offer then please let us know so that we can extend the offer to all carers in Lanarkshire.
Lost or misplaced your card?
Please contact us if you have lost or misplaced your Carer Card and we can issue you with a replacement. There may be a charge for a replacement card.
Renewing your card
Your Carer Card is valid for 12 months. An expiry date is printed on the front of the card. If the expiry date has passed, your card is no longer valid and will need to be replaced. Please contact us and we will be able to issue you with a replacement card.