We know that being a carer involves giving your all, and sometimes a little extra help can go a long way. That's why we're excited to share some of the amazing discounts we’ve found that are available to carers!
From fuel to groceries and everything in between, you can select the perfect discounts for you. We hope these options help to support you and your family, and perhaps allow you to treat yourself while you tackle the adventure that is caregiving!
Blue Light Card
The Blue Light Card offers a range of online (and in-store) discounts across retailers including food, telecoms and insurance. If you’re a member of the emergency services, NHS, social care sector, or armed forces, you’ll likely be eligible for a Blue Light Card. To find out more about eligibility, click here.
At a cost of just £4.99 for 2 years, it can really help with savings and even access to holidays and days out.
So how do you apply for a card? Visit their website here, where you will be asked to upload ID or recent payslip showing your eligibility and follow their next steps.
Discounts for carers
Discounts for Carers offers a range of online (and in-store) discounts across retailers in several sectors (e.g. food, utilities, finance, motoring). It also offers a cashback card that allows members to save up to 12% across 50 popular retailers.
Discounts are available to all carers including: employees, self-employed, retired, unpaid or volunteer carers.
Individuals can register for free on the website here.
Exclusively available to care staff at Cera is the WeCare platform. With access to savings, discounts and cashback from over 800 of your favourite retailers, there really is something for everyone here.
It's not just discounts - WeCare also gives our teams access to an employee assistance program, Healthcare Cashplan, and a wellbeing centre to support their mental and physical health.
Additionally WeCare discounts can be used alongside Blue Light Card discounts for double the savings at many retailers!
Cera are proud to offer access to an amazing refer a friend scheme using a dedicated employee referral app called Care Friends. It is often said that caring people know caring people, which is why we reward our staff for referring people they know to work for us.
This fantastic tool allows both our carers and branch staff to earn points which convert to cast, from the moment they share a job. You can earn up to £500 for each person you refer to work with us through Ca, with some employees at Cera earning £1000's in extra income each year from using the app.
They can choose to cash out these points at any time, but many of our carers choose to save their points up and cash them out around Christmas or for extra spending money during summer holidays. However you choose to use them, they’re a great way to increase your earning potential, alongside your usual pay.
Would you love to become a professional carer?
If you think you've got what it takes to be a care professional and would love to access the benefits available to all carers (and especially those Cera exclusives!), we would love to welcome you to the team. You can find your local branch here or apply for available roles near you here.