Carers permit

A carers permit can be applied for if a carer has to visit a resident or residents who need to be cared for by virtue of age, physical or mental infirmity, as well as women requiring antenatal and/or postnatal care.


 

Can I get a carers permit?

You can if you visit a resident or residents who need to be cared for by virtue of age, physical or mental infirmity, as well as women requiring antenatal and/or postnatal care.

If you work for an agency or are self employed then you cannot apply for a carers permit. You may be eligible for a Professional Carers Badge.

What evidence do I need to provide?

The doctor of the person you are caring for needs to sign a declaration on the application form confirming that the resident needs to be cared for. This declaration states:

''...the person named and living at the address in section D (name of person being cared for) is suffering from physical and/or mental infirmity or having ante and/or post natal treatment, and is assisted by a carer.''

What form do I need to complete?

Please complete a carers permit application form and return it to us in person or by post.

What is the cost of a carers permit?

Brighton & Hove City council process and administer these permits for £10. There may also be a charge from the doctor signing the declaration.

How do I use the carers permit?

The carers permit should be clearly displayed in the vehicle when you are parking at the residents property to care for them.

It is no longer valid after the expiry date.

Where can I park with a carers permit?

You can park in a permit bay, or shared use bay, in the zone indicated on the front of the permit but not a pay and display bay.

The permit does not allow you to park anywhere else.

I am changing my vehicle what do I do?

You must inform the council as soon as possible that you have changed your vehicle and complete the change of vehicle application form.

I need to renew my carers permit what do I do?

Once the permit expires you must apply again for another carers permit. This means that the carers application form need to be completed and will require the doctor of the person being cared for to sign the declaration.

I have received a Penalty Charge Notice when using my carers permit what do I do?

You should check that you have used the permit in accordance with the conditions of use.

You should then decide whether to:

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