Discounts for Care Workers

There are many savings and discounts available to Care Workers, including:

Discount for Carers website

Everyone working in the care sector, whether a paid care worker, volunteer, retired or informal unpaid carer, can access the Discount for Carers website and take advantage of discounts on a range of products and services.

Blue Light Card

Proud to support our social care sector

Blue Light Card provides those in the NHS, emergency services, the social care sector and armed forces with discounts online and in-store.

You can register for a Blue Light Card on the Blue Light Card website.

NL Active Fitness+ Adult Membership Discount

All care sector workers who are employed by a regulated care provider in either a domiciliary or care home setting in North Lincolnshire are now eligible for a corporate membership discount when accessing a North Lincolnshire Fitness+ Adult membership.

The Corporate Fitness+ Adult Membership would entitle the member to use any of our leisure centre facilities and would allow them unlimited access to the following services:

  • Unlimited use of the gyms – (any site)
  • Casual and programmed pool sessions (excluding lessons) (any site)
  • Group fitness and virtual studio classes (any site)
  • Use of the squash court for racket ball and squash
  • Use of the badminton court for badminton, short tennis and table tennis (any Site with a sports hall)
  • Free racket hire for you and your opponents
  • Activity booking eight days ahead

The usual price for this is normally £35.00 per month, however, with the corporate discount, care workers will be able to access this for £31.50 per month.

Corporate members are free to cancel their membership at any point, not having to serve a minimum period. To set up a corporate account, it will need to be completed at a leisure centre site with the care worker completing a Direct Debit Mandate, with payments to be taken monthly on the 1st of every month.

Photo identification, proof of address and evidence from your employer that you are employed within the care sector, along with a recent wage slip will also be required when setting up a membership and monthly Direct Debit.

Tax Relief – Claim tax relief for your job expenses

Uniforms, work clothing and tools

You may be able to claim tax relief on the cost of

  • Cleaning, repairing or replacing specialist clothing (for example, a uniform or safety boots)
  • Claim tax relief for your job expenses here: Uniforms, work clothing and tools

Using your own vehicle for work

If you use your own vehicle (or vehicles) for work, you may be able to claim tax relief on the approved mileage rate.

To work out how much you can claim for each tax year you’ll need to:

  • Keep records of the dates and mileage of your work journeys
  • Add up the mileage for each vehicle type you’ve used for work
  • Take away any amount your employer pays you towards your costs, (sometimes called a ‘mileage allowance’)

Claim tax relief for your job expenses here: Vehicles you use for work. Find out more about support with transport

Care Friends App

Earn points while helping employers to recruit with the Care Friends App

Domiciliary care workers in North Lincolnshire working for one of our framework providers may be able to earn points when helping their employers to retain and recruit to their workforce thanks to North Lincolnshire Council.

By sharing their employer’s vacancies with friends and family via the Care Friends App care workers can start earning points immediately, adding to the point total as their friends and family progress through the stages of recruitment and into employment.

Points mean pounds and once enough points have been accumulated they can be cashed in! Every point is worth £1 and as another way of thanking our domiciliary care workers on the framework we are even funding 25 points per employer per month to recognise their hero of the month.

For more details of how you may be able to benefit from this scheme please speak with your employer to see if they have signed up.