News 14 Jan 2021

Carers & PA Shopping E-Cards

Young Carers, Adult Carers, and Personal Assistants are reminded that we are still providing shopping e-cards that allow them to access supermarkets/shops and pharmacies that are implementing protected shopping times.

Dundee Carers Centre developed the electronic Carers Shopping Card for carers who have responsibilities for shopping and picking up medication, and for carers who are supporting somebody who does not live in the same household.

We liaised with Dundee Voluntary and Volunteer Action to raise awareness of this card with local retailers and supermarkets, Local Authority and Health & Social Care partners.  Tayside Division of Police Scotland were also notified, so their officers could be made aware of the scheme.

Cards may only be issued to carers who we know have these responsibilities, or care for somebody who lives in another household. Details of the card issued will also be kept on our system so that we have a record of all people who have the card.

If you would like further information or to apply for a shopping card please contact Dundee Carers Centre on 01382 200422 or email.