Launch of Carer discount card scheme

Descartes restaurant at Radbrook in Shrewsbury, hosted an afternoon tea for Shropshire Rural Community Council to officially launch its I-Care Carer discount card scheme.

The I-Care Card, organised by the Carers Support Service, is a joint scheme with shops and businesses throughout the county to provide discounts for the hidden army of family carers who look after relatives, friends or neighbours, while at the same time promoting the variety of goods and services that are on offer.

Family carers, who often suffer financial loss as a result of becoming a full time carer, can register for an identity card which is currently recognised in Shrewsbury and throughout all corners of the county by a variety of trades and businesses including hairdressers, plumbers, cafes, cinemas and butchers.

Mayor of Shrewsbury, Keith Roberts attended the event and spoke of his direct involvement with caring for relatives, as his sister is a carer for his parents, so he was delighted to see business and carers working together to support each other, under the guidance of the RCC.

Diane Cuff of the RCC thanked Descartes Restaurant for hosting the launch and acknowledged the continued efforts of her team to expand the scheme to provide greater support for carers in the region.

Further advice and information about the I-Care Card can be obtained from the Rural Community Council on 01743 341995.

Pictured at the launch are, from left, Jayne Greaves (carer), Diane Cuff, Mayoress Catherine Roberts, Mayor Keith Roberts and student Rachel Crabtree.

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