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Care Workers Pay – How To Make Your Money Go Further With Our Discounts

As a paid or unpaid carer, it is more important than ever before to make your money go further. We know that some carers get paid for their work, and some do not. Regardless of whether you are a paid or unpaid carer, saving money, especially during the current financial circumstances, is essential.


Here at Discounts for Carers, helping carers save money is extremely important to us, regardless of whether you are in a paid or unpaid position. Within this post, you will find a list of Carer discounts that can help you save money at the brands you already love.

Here are some more interesting facts;

  • Within two days of receiving their salary, 20% of people use up more than half of their discretionary funds.
  • The urge to make spontaneous purchases surges right after payday, leading to buyer’s remorse for 59% of individuals.
  • By the time their next payday approaches, 60% of individuals find themselves with less than £100 in their pocket.
  • A week before their salary is due, 15% of people find their wallets completely empty.
  • To make ends meet until their next payday, over 50% are compelled to withdraw from their savings.

Activity% spend after payday
Larger than usual food shop27%
Getting a takeaway24%
Buying new clothes20%
Eating out at restaurants16%
Buying new items for the home14%
Going to the pub12%
Buying gifts11%
Buying tickets to events10%
Buying toys for children10%
Buying a nice lunch for work10%
Computer Games/Video Games7%

Whether you love to eat at restaurants, shop for the latest fashion, have exciting days out with loved ones, or even if you’d like to save on your monthly bills, no matter what you enjoy, you can make your money go further as a Discounts for Carer member. Make payday last longer by becoming a member today.

Food & Drink Carer Discounts

Whether you are dining out, ordering in, or doing your weekly food shop, with our amazing food and drink discounts for care staff, you can make savings. Plus, as an Ode cardholder, you can earn cash back at supermarkets and restaurants you already shop at!

Turtle Bay

Turtle Bay is all about the Caribbean good times. Get money off when eating out!

Hello Fresh

HelloFresh delivers fresh, seasonal ingredients and step-by-step recipe cards straight to your door. 

Days Out

From a trip to the cinema, the hottest gigs, theme parks, to the nations biggest attractions, however, you like to spend your days out, we can help you save. With our Days Out & Entertainment Carer Discounts and Deals, you can save on your next adventure!

Alton Towers

Alton Towers is the UK’s biggest and grandest theme park. It welcomes over 2 million visitors a year who come to get a taste of the park’s big rides like The Smiler, Oblivion, and Nemesis. 

ATG Tickets

Enjoy the entertainment of musicals and theatre money off at ATG tickets. Save today with our discount. From family favourites, hit musicals to great drama performances & jukebox shows

Shopping Deals

From the biggest high street retailers to local and independent stores, you can treat yourself AND save with our Shopping Carer discounts & deals. Browse popular categories such as fashion, home, electronics, beauty, and so much more.

JD Sports

JD Sports began as a single store in Bury in 1981. They are now a leading destination for trainers, fashion, and activewear. With stores nationwide and delivery available, you can shop at JD Sports on the high street or from your own home.

Seasalt Cornwall

Get 20% off full price items at Seasalt Cornwall for a limited time. Browse clothing, footwear and accessories inspired by Cornwall’s creative and maritime heritage. Shop Women’s ranges from 6-28, with selected styles that are petite & tall.

Monthly Bills

Not only can we help you save on the things you love, such as shopping and entertainment, but we can also help you save on your monthly bills. From your broadband bill to car insurance, take a look at our discounts today.


Save on your monthly bills with our BT Discounts. Get unlimited monthly usage from one of the UK’s most powerful wi-fi and broadband provider.

Virgin Media

With no set-up cost (usually £35), an average download speed of 213 Mbps, and easy installation, switch to Virgin Media and save on monthly costs.

Mobile Phone

Looking to upgrade to the latest handset without breaking your bank balance? We have amazing mobile phone Carer discounts from top networks, including EE, 02, Vodafone, Apple and more, to help you save on your Mobile Phone bill.

EE Mobile

If you are looking for the best mobile deals, check out our exclusive deals with EE. Save on monthly airtime plans as well as SIM-only plans. Cut your monthly bills today!


Cut your outgoings by saving on your mobile phone bill with deals and discounts at vodafone. Save on monthly deals and airtime packages for the newest phones out there.

Questions for Carers

Managing your money after payday can be a struggle, especially with the rise in the cost of living. Research conducted by Nationwide discovered that 1 in 5 people spend over half their monthly wages within 48 hours of being paid, leaving them with little to last the month.

Foster Carer Payments

While it might be uncomfortable to ask, foster carers and prospective foster carer’s pay is extremely important. Foster care pay, also referred to as fostering allowance, is often within the region of £22,000 a year, and almost all foster carer’s pay will be tax-free.

Carer’s allowance Payment Dates

Carer allowance is often paid every 4 weeks or weekly if you are a single parent and/or your partner gets certain benefits.

Carer’s allowance bank holiday payment dates

Typically, benefits, such as Carers Allowance, are paid straight into your bank account every 4 weeks. If that day lands on a bank holiday, then you will be paid on the closest working day before. For example, if Carer’s Allowance and a Bank Holiday land on a Friday, you would receive your benefits on Thursday.

Shared Lives Carer Payment

Shared Lives Carer Payment is often paid weekly to support any accommodation and/or household costs, such as food, utility bills, etc. However, it’s worth remembering that the fee paid is determined by the service you offer, how many people you support, and various other factors.

Despite all the rises in costs, you should still be able to treat yourself on payday to the things you enjoy. Whether you love to eat at restaurants, shop for the latest fashion, or have exciting days out with loved ones, no matter what you enjoy, you can make your money go further as a Discounts for Carers member.

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