Disabled? Get a Free HYNT card for access for a carer or personal assistant to performances at theatres or arts centres in Wales to accompany you free of charge..
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Disabled? Get a Free HYNT card for access for a carer or personal assistant to performances at theatres or arts centres in Wales to accompany you free of charge..

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Found 4th Apr 2017
what is hynt?
Hynt is a national access scheme that works with theatres and arts centres in Wales to make sure there is a consistent offer available for visitors with an impairment or specific access requirement, and their Carers or Personal Assistants. The website will tell you all you need to know about Hynt: who it’s for; what it provides; and how to become a member (only valid in Wales – but think people who visit centres in Wales can apply if you meet the eligibility criteria)
If you need support or assistance to attend a performance at a theatre or arts centre then you may be eligible to join hynt and then a carer or personal assistant has free admission to the same performance as you to help you as necessary (like the CEA cinema card but no administrative charges with this one and apparently valid for 5years)
Currently 31 venues listed on the website including Theatr Clwyd, Venue Cymru and the Millenium Stadium.
HYNT is free to join – no administration charges as with the CEA card – but you do need proof of eligibility and a passport style photo to apply.
eligibility criteria and supporting evidence
As part of the Hynt application process, you will need to include evidence demonstrating that you or the person you are completing the application for meets the eligibility criteria:
• Enhanced or Standard PIP Daily Living Component
• High or Middle rate DLA Care Component
• High Rate Attendance Allowance
• Certificate of Visual Impairment
• War Disablement Pension
• Armed Forces Independence Payment (AFIP)
• Direct Payments
• Social Services Care Package
• Continuous Healthcare Package
• Dual Sensory impairment
You will need to send us some paperwork confirming that you, or the person you are applying for are in receipt of one of the benefits listed in our criteria; we need to see a copy of one of the following documents:
• A letter from the Department of Work and Pensions that confirms that you or the person you are applying for is in receipt of one of the benefits listed in the criteria
• A letter from the relevant Local Authority confirming that you or the person you are applying for is in receipt of Social Services Care Package, Continuing Healthcare Package or registered for Direct Payments
• A Certificate of Visual Impairment

Application can be by post or email – I know this isn’t for everyone and that a lot of places accept other forms of proof of eligibility to give discounts or free tickets for carers but this card does make the booking process easier in centres it is valid in so hope it helps someone – thought it may be good for panto’ visits at Christmas as my local theatre usually put on a really good one!

Also apologies if I have posted this in the wrong place!
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That looks great but it's only for Wales.
Anybody know of such schemes for England please?
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pooool

That looks great but it's only for Wales.Anybody know of such schemes for … That looks great but it's only for Wales.Anybody know of such schemes for England please?

I couldn't find any but Liverpool Echo Arena have a registration system which give a similar concession - application form - link - echoarena.com/med…pdf - so presume others do too but a card just makes it easier. Chester zoo give a carer free on production of a blue badge and I think national trust venues do too.

Edited by: "scoffer1" 4th Apr 2017
most attractions do allow free carer entry in England but there is no card like.
Does it require a genuinely disabled person or is it just like disability benefits ?
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micpwelsh

Does it require a genuinely disabled person or is it just like disability … Does it require a genuinely disabled person or is it just like disability benefits ?


Given the rigour of the assessments for pip benefit these days I would assume that the majority of people on disability benefits are genuine - but appreciate that most of us know some who manage to get when there seems to be nothing wrong with them but to be fair not all disabilities are visible so maybe we shouldn't judge.
taking discrimination to a new level. we all work and play in this country yet things like the above are only available in 1 area. so if england goes to war will wales not join in ???
micpwelsh

Does it require a genuinely disabled person or is it just like disability … Does it require a genuinely disabled person or is it just like disability benefits ?


My partner is on DLA, high level care, but physically you would not see this. So I find your comment relating to genuine disability rather insulting as this covers multiple conditions.

But good post OP
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redandwhiteliz

My partner is on DLA, high level care, but physically you would not see … My partner is on DLA, high level care, but physically you would not see this. So I find your comment relating to genuine disability rather insulting as this covers multiple conditions.But good post OP


Agree. Easy to judge without knowing full facts.
used my girls cea card on Monday. Along with her membership card we can both get into the cinema for £3 total. She is deaf and gets DLA. Carers card is good for money off swimming pools.
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dougypet

used my girls cea card on Monday. Along with her membership card we can … used my girls cea card on Monday. Along with her membership card we can both get into the cinema for £3 total. She is deaf and gets DLA. Carers card is good for money off swimming pools.


That's good dougypet... Hynt card is for theatre and arts centres but would imagine it will be great for children during panto season. Mine came very quickly and is valid for 5 years.
Sounds excellent, love theater and 5 years wow.
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