Forth Valley Carers Card
The Forth Valley Carers Card is a carer identification and recognition card which has been developed by carers across Forth Valley. It was developed with the intention of making carers more easily identifiable by Health and Social Care professionals, enabling them to voice their views and ideas and participate in care planning discussions.
The Forth Valley Carers Card was piloted across Forth Valley until November 2016, during which time it was issued to a limited number of carers to allow for monitoring and evaluation. The evaluation report was published in March 2017 and the recommendation was that the project should continue, with on-going development work around the uses of the card and awareness raising among professionals. You can download the full report at the bottom of this page.
The Forth Valley Carers Card will help to ensure that Health and Social Care Professionals:
- Recognise Carers
- Listen to the views of carers
- Provide carers with information to help them in their caring role
- Involve carers as equal partners in care
The Forth Valley Carers Card will not:
- Authorise Health and Social Care professionals to provide confidential information
- Provide discounts or privileged access
- Trigger a response from Health and Social Care services in the event of an emergency
How to obtain a card
- Local Carers Centres are able to issue cards to carers in their area.
- To receive a card you must be registered with your local Carers Centre
- The card will have on it your name, photograph, a registration number and details of the Centre at which your registered
- If more than one person is caring for someone, you can each register and request separate cards.