New Carers Discount Card launches for Unpaid Carers in MK
– Helping carers save money with a range of local retailers and businesses in MK –
Unpaid family carers in MK now have the opportunity to register for a new Carers Discount Card, being launched for the first time by Carers MK, the charity which supports the wellbeing of unpaid family carers in Milton Keynes.
The new card will entitle carers living locally to up to 50 per cent discount across a range of retailers and services from food & drink, to leisure, entertainment and transport, saving carers money on meals, trips away, travel, leisure activities and more. Some well-known brands including Frankie & Benny’s, Virgin Experience and Haven Holidays are amongst a number of companies who are showing their support by offering carers discount.
Amy Townsend from Virgin Experience Days, who are giving a 20% discount on day experiences says: “As a company established in Buckinghamshire, we are proud to be supporting carers in Milton Keynes, offering a discount on hundreds of our experience days for a well-deserved treat.’
On Saturday 19th March, between 9am – 5pm the team from Carers MK, along with the Mayor of MK will be officially launching the Carers* Discount Card at intu Milton Keynes, where carers will be able to register and receive their card on the day*. Information on the different businesses involved with the Carers’ Discount Card will also be available. If you are caring for someone who is ill, frail or has a disability, and live in MK, then you will be entitled to receive the free Discount Card. The card is available to unpaid carers of all ages including young carers.
Stephen Archibald, Chief Executive at Carers MK, said: “We are really excited to be launching our first discount card for carers here in MK. We know that caring for a family member or friend can often be a struggle financially because they have had to give up work or reduce their working hours to care. I’d like to thank all the local businesses who are supporting the card and we look forward to giving carers the opportunity to save some money by using the card in the future.”
There are over 23,500 unpaid carers in MK** who are saving the state £440 million*** every year.