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Offers for social care workers (brought to you by NHSX and CQC)


About the offer: Food2care is an initiative that is working with the Federation of Wholesale Distributors to support care providers to get access to food supplies, with a website that provides details of local wholesale food distributors offering their service to care providers during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Eligibility: The website provides a postcode-based search function to identify local wholesalers and their delivery areas. 

How to use the offer: Visit the Food2care website:


About the offer: The supermarket chain Iceland is offering social care staff regular access to dedicated online shopping slots. These are every Friday at 8am-9am and 2pm-3pm, for deliveries the following Mondays and Tuesdays.. 

Who is it for : This offer will be available in two phases for up to 1 million adult social care sector employees. During the first phase (week of 27 April), the offer will be trialled with around 55,000 staff members in 1,000 providers. The approach will be revised to reflect feedback and then made available to remaining employees from week of 4 May. Your employer will be able to confirm whether your organisation is included in the initial pilot (registered managers will receive an email notification).

How to use the offer: Individuals who would like to use the offer, should register for an account on Iceland’s website: Once your account is set up, there will be an option of entering a ‘personal passphrase’ in the ‘My Account’ area. You should enter your personal passphrase (made up of three words) that will be sent to you by your employer. This will enable you to access priority delivery slots for social care staff.


    • My priority code doesn’t work. Please contact your employer to make sure you are using the correct personal passphrase. If you are still experiencing issues, please contact the Iceland team using contact form on the Iceland website:
    • I would like to provide feedback on my experience. We would welcome your views and insights. Please complete the survey from Iceland at 
    • My organisation has been given the wrong number of codes. The allocation of codes is based on Skills for Care’s analysis of the Adult Social Care Workforce Data Set. Although we are not able to take into account any updates to workforce data to revise the allocation of these specific codes, having accurate information will ensure Skills for Care are best placed to help implement any similar initiatives in the future. You can revise your data by entering your latest information on the following website:


About the offer: The supermarket chain Morrisons have developed food boxes (with meat or vegetarian). These contain groceries to feed two adults for a week and other essential household items. The boxes are priced at £30 each and have free delivery for NHS and social care staff (equivalent of £5 discount). 

Eligibility: The offer is available to everyone with an NHS email account. See below for details.

How to use the offer:

1. Visit the dedicated Morrison’s NHS Food Box website: 

2. Register for an account using an NHS email address

3. Start shopping

Blue light card

About the offer: The Blue Light Card offers a range of online (and in-store) discounts across retailers including food, telecoms and insurance. 

Eligibility: Available to all NHS and social care staff for a cost of £4.99 for 2 years. 

How to use the offer: There are four steps:

1. Provide your home address

2. Upload a piece of ID to the website

3. Enter a work address for the card to be posted to

4. Employer distributes the card to the employee on receipt.

You can start now by visiting the website:

Discounts for carers

About the offer: Discounts for Carers offers a range of online (and in-store) discounts across retailers in several sectors (e.g. food, utilities, finance, motoring). It also offers a cashback card that allows members to save up to 12% across 50 popular retailers. 

Eligibility: Discounts are available to all carers including: employees, self-employed, retired, unpaid or volunteer carers. 

How to use the offer: Individuals can register for free on the website:

Annex - How to sign up for an NHS email account 

Fast access to NHSMail accounts for social care providers can be accessed at 


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