Concession discounts at popular venues.
We all know how difficult it can be to find accessible things to do over the holidays and cost can be prohibitive, especially for our community where the opportunities as carers for employment can be limited and household income often affected. The Pink Card is part of 'The Network' ran by South Glos Council.
Parents can register their child (0-18) on the Council's register if they have a disability identified on their very comprehensive list. We all know that services love their data and stats. The stats from the register enables the local authority to get an idea about families and their disability needs and is important when deciding upon developing services and making service changes, ie what needs are where and what is the demand for ... etc. Presently there are only 300 families on the register - and we know here at SGPC HQ that there are way many more members of our community out there than this number and when they use their stats we want then to be as accurate as possible; so are working with the local authority to promote this, click the button below to register.
Once you have registered we get something in return for this really valuable information for the LA about your child's needs - the Pink Card. Lots of venues recognise the Pink Card and will offer families a concession discount on entrance fees or charges, in a lot of venues the carer is free.
South Glos Council short breaks group are working on making a comprehensive catalogue list of all places that recognise the Pink Card and provide some form of discount on proof of disability, and are negotiating with other venues about recognising and accepting it, and we will be working with them on this so you may hear more about this in the coming academic year about what you would like to see, but until then here is the list we know so far that the council have compiled and a couple from parent experience: