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].
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.