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Staff Benefits whilst working 

Below you will find some information on how to develop and progress with a little help for this new age of living. The cost of living is becoming difficult for us all!

Exclusive discounts, cashback and vouchers for carers and care workers (includes travel discounts on buses/trains) Free to join. Discounts For Carers: Exclusive Discounts, Offers & Codes

All care workers should apply for a blue light card as the cost of living is too much and these little things can help you!

*You will need your Quality Care Time Badge ID to apply 

Many of us would like to progress onto further education courses to benefit our chosen career, there is support available. You may be eligible for help with your learning costs if you’re a full-time student with children. This is called Parents’ Learning Allowance.

How much you get depends on your household income.

The allowance:

  • does not have to be paid back

  • is paid on top of your other student finance

  • will not affect your benefits or tax credit

You do not need to be paying for childcare to qualify

Parents' Learning Allowance - GOV.UK (

Care and support work is a skilled job role which comes with responsibilities. It is important that staff are aware of what expenses they can claim back.

  1. Working from home -

  2. Uniforms, work clothing and tools

  3. Vehicles you use for work

  4. Professional fees and subscriptions

  5. Travel and overnight expenses

  6. Buying other equipment

Claim tax relief for your job expenses - GOV.UK (

Working when you have dependents or other commitments can dictate how much time you can work. Universal credit is a payment to help with your living costs. It’s paid monthly and is currently replacing the following benefits:

  • Housing Benefit

  • Income Support

  • income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA)

  • income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)

  • Working Tax Credit

  • Child Tax Credit

  • Universal Credit - GOV.UK (

This scheme ensures no food goes to waste – we (Gemma & Annie) have tried this ourselves and are impressed! All you have to do is download the app and collect from certain stores at certain times; for example: Greggs give ‘lucky bags’ which you pay £3-5 for, and you get £12 worth of food that they cannot sell due to their own policies. Join Our Food Waste Movement (

The Proud to Care Rewards Scheme is a fabulous scheme from London ADASS that will help improve the lives of social care workers and say a big thank you for their continued hard work. The scheme is free to register for and offers a range of discounts that can be applied to your purchases helping to lighten the load. All you must do is register your details using the Scheme ID: 7827 and you will be able to access the hundreds of discounts available to care staff across London. Support for Social Care Staff - Proud to Care (

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