Luton Borough Council
Health and social care
Adult social care
Being a carer
Local concessions for carers
Did you know that many organisations offer free or discounted tickets for carers when they accompany the person they care for?
If you are a carer it can be costly if you want to accompany the person you care for to the cinema, recreation centres, even a local football game. But there are lots of organisations in Luton that offer discounted, or even free, tickets to carers when you go with the person you are caring for.
If there is an event they would like go to it’s always worth checking in advance if there is a cheaper rate for you. You should also find out if you need to take any proof that you are a carer.
Free cinema entry
If the person you care for is receiving either Attendance Allowance, Disability Living Allowance, Personal Independence Payment, Armed Forces Independence Payment, or is a registered blind person, they can apply for a card which allows their carer to come with them, free of charge, to participating cinemas. Apply online at the cinema exhibitors' association
Free football entry
Luton Town Football Club offers free tickets to carers when accompanying a disabled person. Call them in advance on 01582 416976.
Free theatre entry
The Library Theatre (01582 547474) and the Hat Factory (01582 878100) both provide free tickets to carers if accompanying a disabled person. Please phone them in advance to check if they have available spaces for wheelchairs.
Free recreation centre and swimming pool entry
Active Luton operates eight sports and leisure centres, with facilities that include swimming and golf. Carers of disabled people can get free entry to any of their centres when they accompany the person they care for. You will need to register at one of their centres to get your Active Luton Carer’s Card, which you can do when you arrive. Follow this link to find a centre near you.