The Suffolk Carers Matter Carers Card is one small card to fit in your purse or wallet. No more need to carry multiple paper documents as proof you are a carer!
The card verifies you are an unpaid carer, looking after a family member or friend who due to illness, disability, a mental health problem or an addiction, cannot cope without their support.
At this difficult time as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic, the card will help you to:
- demonstrate your need to use vulnerable shopping slots at supermarkets and shops to obtain essential supplies for the person you are caring for
- demonstrate your need to travel to provide care to the person you support or to collect vital medication or shopping and deliver to this vulnerable person
Simply present the card to a supermarket, other retailer or a police officer if required.