Free Entry for Carers At National Trust Properties
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Free Entry for Carers At National Trust Properties

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Found 26th Jan
If you look after somebody who is disabled or are a friend of somebody who is disabled and receives either DLA or PIP then you can get free entry to National Trust properties when visiting with the person you care for.

Note: Eligibility is not stated clearly so if your not sure if your eligible, it’s still worth contacting The National Trust.

To save having to ‘request’ a companion’s free entry, an 'Access for all Admit One Card' can be issued by the Supporter Service Centre. This card is made out in the name of the disabled person, not the companion, so there is not a restriction to taking the same person on each visit.

To request an Access for all Admit One Card, please either email their Supporter Service Centre or phone them on 01793 817634. They will need the name and full postal address of the disabled person.

Admission Policy

Admission Policy is that the essential companion or carer of a disabled visitor is admitted free of charge, on request, while the normal membership fee or admission cost still applies to the disabled person.

This card is issued in the name of the disabled person, which means that there isn’t a restriction on taking the same companion each time.


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Norseg2 h, 23 m ago

Why only disabled? That's so unfair


A lot of disabled people would be unable to go to National Trust properties on their own (either due to physical or mental issues.) This allows them to visit with someone to care for them but without a doubling up of the cost of their entrance fee.
Edited by: "dragonsmum" 26th Jan
Norseg2 h, 23 m ago

Why only disabled? That's so unfair



I disagree with this. The carer goes free to assist the person they care for as that is the ‘reasonable adjustment’ that the national trust has made so that the disabled person (who is paying) can go to the national trust property ... the disabled person wouldn’t be able to go otherwise and if they couldn’t go then that definitely would not be fair.

For some disabled people a carer is essential eg to push a wheelchair around the vast national trust properties, etc. For some disabled people other assistance may be needed eg a hearing aid, glasses, white stick, a guide dog, etc etc ... you don’t charge disabled people for what assists them access.

A free carer being admitted to care / assist the person they care for is not a luxury item ... it’s not a buy one get one free offer. If you were disabled and needed a carer to access the national trust you’d be allowed to bring your carer free too. That’s pretty fair to me.

Well done National Trust
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Thanks ...hot .on our estate we get range rovers or porches on notabilityas we cracked the dla and pip with back nerve ..any old stuff.
might go out to nt
Why only disabled? That's so unfair
thank u, this is good to know
Edited by: "ama-" 26th Jan
Norseg37 m ago

Why only disabled? That's so unfair


Because there is a clear link between disability and poverty. Also to encourage access.
Norseg40 m ago

Why only disabled? That's so unfair


It’s not for the disabled, it’s for a carer. Not really unfair.
Norseg2 h, 23 m ago

Why only disabled? That's so unfair


A lot of disabled people would be unable to go to National Trust properties on their own (either due to physical or mental issues.) This allows them to visit with someone to care for them but without a doubling up of the cost of their entrance fee.
Edited by: "dragonsmum" 26th Jan
Norseg2 h, 23 m ago

Why only disabled? That's so unfair



I disagree with this. The carer goes free to assist the person they care for as that is the ‘reasonable adjustment’ that the national trust has made so that the disabled person (who is paying) can go to the national trust property ... the disabled person wouldn’t be able to go otherwise and if they couldn’t go then that definitely would not be fair.

For some disabled people a carer is essential eg to push a wheelchair around the vast national trust properties, etc. For some disabled people other assistance may be needed eg a hearing aid, glasses, white stick, a guide dog, etc etc ... you don’t charge disabled people for what assists them access.

A free carer being admitted to care / assist the person they care for is not a luxury item ... it’s not a buy one get one free offer. If you were disabled and needed a carer to access the national trust you’d be allowed to bring your carer free too. That’s pretty fair to me.

Well done National Trust
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this is a fab idea. My son (21) and disabled wouldn't be able to access these places if myself or a carer didn't take him. How can this be unfair???!!!
Does the disabled person get in free/discounted price?
Disabled Carers - seems very niche...

Heat OP - thanks for sharing!
They've had free access for disabled carers for at least 10 years.
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nokiafusion34 m ago

Does the disabled person get in free/discounted price?


The disabled person has the pay the entrance free for that specific national trust property.
nokiafusion35 m ago

Does the disabled person get in free/discounted price?


Yes, when accompanying a disabled 'paying' person
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cat41012 m ago

Yes, when accompanying a disabled 'paying' person


Just to clarify: The companion gets free admission but the disabled person still has to pay the admission fee for themselves.
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aLV4261 h, 8 m ago

Disabled Carers - seems very niche...Heat OP - thanks for sharing!


Just realised this, my apologies. The title could be clearer.
xenophon9 h, 10 m ago

They've had free access for disabled carers for at least 10 years.


Whilst carers have had free access when accompanying a disabled person for some time and in most venues, the point of this post is that the disabled person can apply for a card to make access to National Trust properties more straightforward. It would be great is there was an official card available for all venues rather than having to take personal paperwork around to prove legitimacy.
Norseg13 h, 24 m ago

Why only disabled? That's so unfair



what a insensitive crass comment, trot off to twitter, theres plenty of like minded trolls on there
Carers Allowance effectively works out to a couple of pounds an hour, yet some people here seem to want the carer to pay full whack for accompanying their ward to NT properties. Worse still, many carers get paid zilch.

My oh my.
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