As the organisation that invented the concept of carer shopping cards back in 2010, our FSCS-protected Money Carer card has provided a secure and convenient way for carers to access smaller amounts of money to pay for things for the people that they care support. This innovation is just one of the reasons Money Carer was selected to represent best practice and innovation in the 2017 Parliamentary Review.
‘Named carer’ or ‘shared carer’ card options
Carers can either have their card issued in their name or a shared card, issued in the name of the client and as a member of a trusted care circle within our secure system. Once set up, carers can access all of the following features online or via our app:
- View all cared-for clients in one place
- Real-time balance and transaction information
- PDF account statements
- Card balance ‘upper and lower limit controls
- Make extra money requests instantly and securely
- Send shopping receipts for auditing purposes
- Sweep system transfers excess funds to the funding account
- View client budget plans and benefit entitlements
Our award-winning carer card system benefits from features such as balance limits, ATM withdrawal, and spending controls. Our monitoring systems continually scan for suspicious transactions and our unique ‘sweep’ system, based on your preferred maximum card balance, can transfer excess funds back into the account the card is funded from to reduce risk and provide greater protection and peace of mind.
This is a fully managed service where The Money Carer Foundation team can be contacted directly by clients, their carers, support workers and other professionals to ensure the smooth running of the accounts and assist with new or replacement cards and also deal with general queries.
Some frequently asked questions