Carercard, from Hestian, is a new prepaid card programme, designed especially for the cared for and live-in care at home.
Hestian Group has been formed to help enable cared-for individuals to live easier, independent and financially secure lives in their own homes, for longer.
We know, from personal experience, that organising and paying for housekeeping, for the live-in carer as well as our loved one, is not easy. Having to organise cash all the time for shopping just needed a better option – so we created a solution.
This is where Carercard comes in. It’s easy and safe to use and you can see at any time how much has been spent and where. It has been developed from working closely with care agencies to help overcome the issues of cash handling.
Prepaid means you load it with cash in advance and keep it regularly topped up, but there’s no credit available so you don’t have to worry about spending more than you’ve budgeted. Carercard is a Mastercard® prepaid card, for use wherever you see the ‘Mastercard Acceptance Mark’. This really means anywhere you would normally use a credit or debit card.
‘I have been really impressed with your support, the speedy response to queries and the smooth operation of card related use. As I have experience of another card that I used for our carers, I have to say that this is significantly easier to use’
An Oxford Aunts’ client and one of our first customers