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Carers Card

A card offering discounts on local health, wellbeing and leisure activities for people providing unpaid care and support to a family member or friend living in Brighton & Hove. Find more information or apply for a Carers’ Card at https://carershub.co.uk/

Anahata Health Clinic

The Offer

The Anahata Health Clinic is a community of healing practitioners that provides a wide range of low cost treatments including Acupuncture, Osteopathy, Energy Healing, Counselling and Massage. Low cost treatments are at certain times.

How

Call 01273 698687 or email info@anahatahealth.com to book a treatment or find out more. There is a variety of therapies and treatments to benefit everyone. There is low cost acupuncture at £25. Carers’ Card holders get £5 off their first acupuncture session and also get a £5 discount on full price therapy and treatment sessions at Anahata. There is also a range of low cost sessions at specific times of the week, but no Carers’ Card discounts on these.

119/120 Edward Street, Brighton, BN2 0JL

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Attenborough Centre For the Creative Arts (ACCA)

The Offer

An inter-disciplinary arts centre on the University of Sussex campus that provides a programme of contemporary arts including music, theatre, dance, live art, discussion and debate and digital installation. The café bar serves sandwiches and sharing platters, along with a selection of soft drinks, tea, coffee, alcohol and bespoke cocktails. Special offers on selected s

How

Often, we won’t know what offers are available until the last minute. If you didn’t sign up for text or email updates when you applied for your Carers’ Card, go to www.carershub.co.uk and sign up to become a member, so you don’t miss out on any offers! Once we’ve given you information about an offer, you’ll be able to book your tickets online on the website (no booking fees). Mention the Carers’ Card when you book and take the card with you on the day to validate the discount.

Gardner Center Road, Falmer, BN1 9RA

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Bluebird Tea Co.

The Offer

Bluebird Tea Co in the North Laine is the UK’s expert Tea Mixologist and the only tea company that specialises in developing unique, exciting and creative flavours of tea. The company is steadily growing the largest range of (currently over 50) creative tea flavours using a wide range of blending ingredients including herbs, flowers, fruits, caramels, chocolate.. even cake sprinkles! Bluebird uses its own blends to mix up all sorts of tea based drinks from iced teas to tea cocktails. The company uses only its own tea, plus fresh healthy ingredients like fruits and milk. Bluebird provides Carers’ Card holders with a 10% discount on tea and drinks (excluding teaware).

How

Show the Carers’ Card when you pay to trigger the 10% discount.

41 Gardner Street, Brighton, BN1 1UN

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Bodhisattva Kadampa

The Offer

Bodhisattva KMC offers a variety of Buddhist meditation classes, day courses, and meditation retreats lasting a weekend or longer that are suitable for everyone – both beginners and more experienced meditators. Onsite, there’s also a vegetarian World Peace Café, which is open from Tuesday to Saturday 11am till 4pm (please check the website in advance as opening times can vary depending the time of year). Carers’ Card holders get a 25% discount on drop-in daytime and evening classes lasting up to 1.5 hours at Bodhisattva (so the classes are £5.25 instead of £7). The 25% discount does not include weekend courses or longer retreats. Card holders also benefit from a free first session at the gentle, themed meditation session, ‘Thought for the Week’, run by Caroline Dove at 11am on Tuesdays. There’s no need to be a Buddhist to attend and benefit from meditation.

How

Just turn up and show your Carers’ Card.

3 Lansdowne Place, Hove, BN3 1DN

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Boulder Brighton

The Offer

The Carers’ Card holder automatically gets Boulder Brighton’s concessionary rate on adult climbing for over 16s (a 15% discount). Boulder Brighton is a bouldering centre. Bouldering strips climbing down to its basics and leaves behind rope and harnesses. Participants just use climbing shoes and a bag of chalk over safety mats and use their wit, balance, technique and strength to climb bouldering routes. You don’t need expensive kit or experience to give it a go!

How

Show your Carers’ Card when you pay.

Unit 7b-c Victoria Road Trading Estate, Portslade, Brighton BN41 1XQ

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Brighton & Hove City Council Active For Life Activities

The Offer

Young Carers’ Card holders can attend Active for Life Activities, run by the council’s Healthy Lifestyles Team, for free. PLEASE NOTE, sessions run in term time only.

How

No need to book, just turn up. Visit the website to find out the days and times of activities.

Various locations in Brighton & Hove

Brighton & Hove Radio Cabs

The Offer

Services include local journeys, transport for large groups and tranfers to airports and destinations across the country. To book, track and pay for your taxi, you can download the free Radio Cabs app. You can pay using a credit or debit card by registering your card details to your mobile phone number, or by registering via the Radio Cabs app. Contactless, chip and pin, Android and Apple Pay payments are also available by asking your driver to use the iZettle card reader device. There’s a 10% discount on metered journeys where a Carers’ Card holder is present.

How

When you call to make a booking, make sure you say it’s a Carers’ Card booking. If you flag down a cab on the street, show the Carers’ Card as you get in, so the driver knows you’re eligible for the 10% discount. If you book using the Radio Cabs app, you should mention it’s a Carers’ Card holder booking in the ‘notes’ section. If you book online through the Radio Cabs website, mention the Carers’ Card in your booking message. You will need to show the card when you get in the cab to validate the discount. To book, call 01273 20 40 60 (Brighton and Hove) or 01273 41 41 41 (Brighton, Hove or Adur), visit the website or download the app.

24 Hour Brighton-Based Taxi Service For Transport Across Brighton and Hove and Beyond

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Brighton Alexander Technique College

The Offer

Gentle, non-invasive and suitable for people of all ages and from all walks of life, Alexander Technique is a specialised mind and body technique that aims to reduce stress and tension and help you manage your posture and wellbeing. It can enable easier everyday movement and teach you

How

Call 07800 511479 or email janetelizjacobs@aol.com to book a one-to-one session. Remember to take your Carers’ Card with you to qualify for the discount.

Cornerstone Community Centre, Hove, BN3 2FL

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Brighton and Hove Buses

The Offer

Brighton & Hove Bus and Coach Company runs services across Brighton and Hove and beyond and has been running transport services in the city since the 1880s. Carers’ Card holders over 18 who are not studying benefit from Student fare prices on all Keycard purchases (Student fares cut standard prices by around a third). NB. See separate listing for City Sightseeing Tours on page 30.

How

You’ll need to apply for your Keycard by going to head office in Hove or the 1 Stop Travel office in Brighton (see above for details). You’ll be asked to show the Carers’ Card, plus your Birth Certificate, passport or driving license. Additionally, you’ll need an email address and to provide evidence of your current address. Your photo can be taken on the spot (or you can supply your own passport-sized photo) and the discounted travel account will be activated. Afterwards, you’ll be able to load up the Keycard online at www.smartbuses.co.uk or by visiting head office or 1 Stop Travel. The Keycard discount will expire at the same time as the Carers’ Card and you’ll need to reapply once you have your new Carers’ Card. For more info, see www.buses.co.uk/carers Please note, you’ll need at least a year to run on your Carers’ Card to get a 12 month citySAVER or a networkSAVER for the Keycard.

43 Conway Street, Hove, BN3 3LT

Brighton Ballet School

The Offer

Brighton Ballet School provides adult ballet, tap, progressing ballet technique (body conditioning class) and contemporary dance classes in three locations across the city.There are classes for all ages and abilities and students can progress to British Ballet Organisation exams. 10% discount on courses. Also 10% discount on drop-in class card purchased online.

How

There are classes for all ages and abilities and students can progress to British Ballet Organisation exams. 10% discount on courses. Also 10% discount on drop-in class card purchased online.

Courses are booked half termly (usually courses of 6 or 7 weeks), or you can buy a drop- in class card online. There’s also a registration form to complete before attending. Make sure you mention the Carers’ Card when booking and take the card on the day to validate the discount. See page 33 for Brighton Ballet School Young Carers’ Card offer.

Various locations in Brighton & Hove

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Brighton Buddhist Centre

The Offer

Brighton Buddhist Centre is a long-established local centre where you can practice meditation, Buddhism, mindfulness and Yoga. The centre currently runs two sessions that provide a Carers’ Card offer: a weekly guided meditation drop-in on Thursdays from 1.15 till 1.45pm which is suitable for all levels of experience (free for Carers’ Card holders); and a monthly Mindfulness drop-in on the second Monday of the month from 7.30 till 9pm which is suitable for people who have done a Mindfulness course (suggested donation £3 for Carers’ Card holders).

How

Just turn up and show your Carers’ Card.

17 Tichborne Street, Brighton, BN1 1UR

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Brighton Dome and Festival

The Offer

Special offers on selected shows (often at short notice) at Brighton Dome and Brighton Festival. You can also get a free carer’s ticket at Brighton Dome, if you’re taking the person you’re caring for and they need your support – whether there’s a special offer or not. These tickets are available over the ‘phone on 01273 709709, or in person at the Ticket Office.

How

Often, we won’t know what offers are available until the last minute. If you didn’t sign up for text or email updates when you applied for your Carers’ Card, go to www.carershub.co.uk and sign up to become a member, so you don’t miss out on any offers! Please note, you’ll need to show your Carers’ Card when you pick up your tickets.

Church St, Brighton BN1 1UE

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Brighton Health and Wellbeing Centre

The Offer

BHWC offers a wide range of complementary and alternative therapies as part of an integrated health service that works alongside NHS GPs. Therapies include acupuncture, massage, reflexology, osteopathy, cranial sacral therapy, podiatry, Alexander Technique, EFT, counselling and other talking therapies. Carers’ Card holders are entitled to a 15% discount on all therapies – For example an initial adult acupuncture treatment (90 minutes) would cost £45.05 with discount, subsequent treatments (45 minutes) would cost £36.55 and a 60 minute massage would cost £42.50 with discount. Some treatments are suitable for children, but all under 16s have to be accompanied by an adult. For the full range of therapies, visit the BHWC.

How

Mention you have a Carers’ Card at the time of booking and bring it with you on the day of the appointment to trigger the discount.

18-19 Western Road, Hove, BN3 1AE

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Brighton Junior Golf

The Offer

Run by PGA professionals Neil Plimmer and Nevil Perryman-Best, Brighton Junior Golf provides golf coaching that aims to include all levels and abilities. Designed for 4 to 14s, training includes golf games and skills and takes place on modified golf courses at weekends. The organisation also provides golf camps during school holidays and golf parties. First taster ‘JOLF’ session is free to Carers’ Card holders (then the 10 week course costs £99 with free cap and journal).

How

Email info@brightonjuniorgolf.co.uk or call the number above. Make sure you mention the Carers’ Card when booking and take the card on the day to validate the discount.

Various locations in Brighton & Hove

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Brighton Kayak Experience

The Offer

Run by level 2 coach, Rob Leatham, Brighton Kayak Experience aims to make paddlesports accessible to everyone and to include all levels and abilities. Rob runs group courses and one-to-one coaching sessions. Prices on all sessions are discounted by 10% and a carer goes free.

How

Email robleatham64@gmail.com to book or find out more. Make sure you mention the Young Carers’ Card when booking and take the card on the day to validate the discount.

Various locations in Brighton & Hove

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Brighton Natural Health Centre

The Offer

Carers’ Card holders over the age of 16 are entitled to Brighton Natural Health Centre’s concessionary rate which provides £1 off drop in class rates, 10% off the 10 or 20 class pass and 10% off most courses and workshops. Carers’ Card holders are also invited to join the centre’s weekly low-cost community classes (yoga, meditation or qigong) which are priced between £4 and £4.50.

How

Drop in to the centre to register as a Carers’ Card discount holder and your discount will then be applied whether you book online or at the centre. You need to show your Carers’ Card the first time you register at Brighton Natural Health Centre to trigger the discount and then re-register on an annual basis.

27 Regent Street, Brighton, BN1 1UL

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Brighton Physiotherapy Clinic

The Offer

Brighton Physiotherapy Clinic is a team of professionals that aims to resolve physical issues quickly and address underlying causes. The practice provides physiotherapy, acupuncture, sports massage, pilates and nutrition services. Carers’ Card holders pay £40 for assessments and treatments (normally £45). Some treatments are suitable for children, but all under 16s have to be accompanied by an adult.

How

To find out more, or to book a treatment, call 01273 621248. You should mention you have a Carers’ Card at the time of booking and bring it with you on the day to trigger the discount

Various locations in Brighton & Hove

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Buddies Cafe Bar

The Offer

Perfectly located on Brighton seafront near to Brighton Pier, Buddies has a fully-licensed restaurant and serves a full range of food, from the ‘All Day breakfast’ to pasta and pizza dishes, T-bone steaks and sea food platters. And Buddies is open whenever you’re hungry; the venue is open 24 hours a day. Carers’ Card holders and their group receive a 20% discount on all food and drink orders from Monday to Friday.

How

Show your Carers’ Card when placing your order to receive the 20% discount.

46-48 Kings Road, Brighton, BN1 1NA

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Circle Studios, Portslade

The Offer

The Circle Studios is on Portslade sea front and provides a full range of fitness classes and courses including dance, step, spin and yoga. Some classes are available for over 13s, but most are for over 16s.There are over 80 classes a wee, including a programme for over 50s called ‘Forever Young’. The facilities are modern with spacious studios and changing facilities. Carers’ Card offer: Carers’ Card holders get discounted monthly membership (£23.99 instead of £29.99). There is a £26 joining fee, but no contract, so you can cancel your membership at any time.

How

Use the promo code COMPASS on The Circle website and show your Carers’ Card when you first visit to validate the discount. If you want to look round and see how things work at The Circle, just call to book a tour.

55, North Street, Portslade, BN41 1DH

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City Cabs

The Offer

The company provides cabs for journeys in and around the areas of Brighton and Hove, as well as airport journeys. Vehicles include accessible cabs and multi seaters for up to eight passengers. If you need an accessible vehicle, you’re advised to book in advance. City Cabs also have a range of wheelchair type vehicles; specify what you need when you book. Carers’ Card offer: If you book by ‘phone, there’s a 10% discount on metered journeys around the city where a Carers’ Card holder is present. For airport bookings, there’s a set discounted rate of £40 to Gatwick and £90 to Heathrow (please note these journeys need to be paid for in cash on the day).

How

To access the 10% discount on standard bookings, you will need to book the cab by ‘phone on the number above and make it clear it’s a Carers’ Card booking. If you’re booking an airport journey, call the number above, ask to speak to Alina or Helen and make it clear it’s a Carers’ Card booking. You will need to show the card when you get into the cab to validate the discount.

24 Hour Brighton-Based Taxi Service For Transport Across Brighton and Hove and Beyond

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