How to get a Carer's Privilege Card:
Unpaid carers currently registered with one of Glasgow's six Carer Centres will automatically receive a Carer's Privilege Card.
Unpaid carers not currently known to Carer Services in Glasgow are required to complete a Carers Self Assessment form [213kb] and return to
Carer Information Line
c/o Dixon Halls
656 Cathcart Road
Or email Info@glasgowcarersinformation.org.uk
Alternatively call the Carer's Information Line on 0141 353 6504.
You will then be contacted within 28 days and offered a more detailed assessment of your needs and be able to access a range of carer support services including the Carer's Privilege Card. If you do not want to access Carer Services at this point, we will issue you a Carer's Privilege Card and you can come back to us later if your needs change and you require support from our Carer Services.
Details of offers available through the Carers Privilege Card scheme are also included in the Carer's Privilege Card booklet. [682kb] .
The Carer's Privilege Card booklet is also available in easy print version [70kb].
Training for carers
The Carer's Privilege card can now also be used to access high quality training at Cordia Services LLP by contacting your local carers centre.
Developed with carers and Glasgow's six carers centres, the training is a part of Glasgow City Council's commitment to provide support for unpaid carers.
The new training programme is delivered by the council's arm's length company, Cordia. Cordia has a team of highly skilled trainers who work with its home care staff and now Glasgow carers are able to tap into their knowledge.
Courses are run at different times and locations to make sure there is the greatest possible flexibility for carers. The courses provide a range of tailored information and practical guidance on caring for others.
The training programmes aim to help develop skills and allow carers to approach their role with greater confidence.
Topics covered during the training include:
- moving and assisting
- medication awareness
- emergency first aid
- working with dementia
- challenging behaviour
- personal care and
- palliative (end of life) care
Carers interested in accessing this training should contact their local carers centre, contact details can be found in the Carers Leaflet 2013 [44kb].
Additional offers from January 2014
Cineworld Cinemas have agreed to give reduced rates to Carer's Privilege Card holders. Upon presentation of a Carer's Privilege card, carers will be entitled to a ticket discount at IMAX, Renfrew St, and Parkhead Cineworld Cinemas. Carer's Privilege card holders will receive up to a maximum 20% discount on the regular admission price and is valid every day. Read more about the Cineworld discount.
MESSAGE FROM THE LEADER OF GLASGOW CITY COUNCIL
Carers play an extraordinary role within our society, often making great personal sacrifices to support family members, friends and loved ones who find themselves in challenging circumstances. It goes without saying that the energy and love from carers is crucial to the lives of so many people in communities across our great city. To put it simply they make a very real difference to people's lives on a daily basis and we are grateful for that.
Many people who are carers do not see themselves as such because first and foremost they are husbands, wives, partners, parents, siblings or friends. Yet caring for someone can be a very demanding role. Glasgow City Council recognises that carers themselves require support at different times. That is why we do all we can do to assist carers in their day to day lives.
We are fully committed to ensuring this is the case and are always looking for innovative ways to provide support; a commitment that we should never lose sight of. The introduction of the Carer's Privilege Card is just the latest step we have taken in this regard.