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Carer Passport schemes

While running a Carer Passport scheme can be a great undertaking, the benefits are even greater. This website is designed to give you the ideas, tools and best practice examples you need to set up a scheme which works - for organisations, for carers and for the wider community.

  • About Carer Passport schemes 
    A Carer Passport is essentially a record which identifies a carer in some way and leads to provision of support, services or other benefits in response
  • Set up a new Carer Passport scheme  
    This website makes the case for setting up a Carer Passport scheme in your community, giving you resources and guidance to help you transform recognition and support for carers.
  • Develop an existing Carer Passport scheme 
    The site is also full of good practice examples and tools to help you make the most of your existing Carer Passport scheme.

Employment

An Employer Carer Passport scheme provides a straightforward way to discuss and document the flexibility and support a business can give to enable employees to combine caring with work.

Hospitals

A Hospital Carer Passport scheme helps recognise carers’ role in supporting patient treatment and care, keeping carers involved and taking simple actions to make them feel welcome.

Mental Health Trusts

A Mental Health Trust Carer Passport would draw together a variety of support for carers, setting out how the Trust recognises, involves and supports them as partners in care.

Community

A Community Carer Passport scheme helps to identify carers, connects them to information and support and often involves benefits such as discounts in local businesses.

Education

A Carer Passport in a school, college or university supports the early identification of young carers and adult carers, leading to support both within the organisation and through connections with local services.

Info for Carers

Carer Passport schemes are entirely voluntary, but with your help we can spread the word and make the case that everyone wins when carers are recognised and supported.