What is a Max Card?
The Max Card is a discount card for families who have children / young people (aged 0-25) with additional needs. You can see the offers on their website: mymaxcard.co.uk
How do I get a Max Card?
Cheshire East Parent Carer Forum has bought Max Cards to give to our members as an incentive to join and a thank you for participating in events / discussions / surveys etc. They do cost us £3 each, so you will understand that numbers are limited to one per household and we ask you to please take care of them
If you are a parent carer to a child / young person (age 0-25) with additional needs and you live in Cheshire East, you can sign up to the members’ mailing list and apply for a free Max Card at the same time.
Click this link to sign up as a member of Cheshire East Parent Carer Forum and request a free Max Card You do need to agree to receive our members’ updates, but there is no further commitment (however if you are interested in volunteering with the Parent Carer Forum you can ask for more info here too – we’d love to hear from you!)
What happens when I have completed this?
You will start getting members’ updates from the very next one
One of our volunteers will check for new sign ups every week. They will check that you meet all the criteria ( new member, agree to receive emails, child or young person with additional needs, living in Cheshire East….) and send you an email with a link to a (very short!) survey to complete anonymously
This survey will take no more than 3 minutes to complete.
It gives us information about our members that we need in order to apply for the grant that pays for everything we do (including buying Max Cards). We do it separately so that we can comply with GDPR by keeping it anonymous.
Once you have completed the survey we get a notification that you have done it , but not which answers are yours.
The next time our volunteers checks the Max Cards they will look for completed surveys and send you out your Max Card. *Please remember we are all volunteers, and parent carers ourselves – we will do ourselves to make sure we get the cards to you promptly, but you as you know life can sometimes get in the way – please check junk folders and feel free to send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to ask if you’ve been waiting a long time)
What about renewing an expired Max Card?
Max Cards are valid for up to 2 years, so some members may find that their Max Card has expired. Every members’ update email we send has the instructions for requesting a replacement – we cannot generate the email link without sending a members update, so you may find it quicker to search for a previous update if you need to renew.
If you have lost your card please feel free to get in touch – we know that these things happen. We would ask that you please have a good look and may have to ask you to pay the £3 they cost us if you need more than one replacement.