YOUR MAX CARD ALLOWS DISCOUNTS OFF ALL THESE ATTRACTIONS AND LOTS MORE TO BE DISCOVERED
The Max Card is the UK’s leading national special needs discount card for foster families and families of children with additional needs. Families can use their Max Card at venues across the UK to get free or discounted admission. The scheme is run by a non-profit organisation, just for families of children and young people with SEN or disability (SEND) from birth to 25 years old. Max Cards are provided by Local Authorities and selected charities across the UK. To find out if your borough operates the scheme, visit My Max Card website and enter your details to find out if the Max Card is available in your area.
WHAT IS THE MAX CARD SCHEME?
The Max Card is provided to children and young people, living in each local area, with special needs, whether it is a physical, sensory, or learning disability. The card is shown to certain venues/organisations as proof of your child’s disability. Families will also benefit from discounts at over 3000 attractions nationwide, including Legoland, Alton Towers, Go Ape, Butlins etc. A full list of supporting attractions can be seen at www.mymaxcard.co.uk. Please select an area e.g. London, to find out what attractions are available in that location. Visit their Facebook to find out about the latest offers: https://www.facebook.com/MyMaxCard.
HOW DO I APPLY FOR A CARD THROUGH SNC?
As a distributor (ONLY FOR HARROW RESIDENTS), we have a responsibility to ensure the cards are to be issued to the right families. Therefore, it is important you are registered with us –Special Needs Community CIC. We will need to see proof that the child or young person has a special educational need or disability, (proof can include EHC plan, DLA, social worker, a doctor’s or CAMHS’ letter. Any parent or carer/guardian of a child or young person (up to the age of 25 years old) can apply for the card on their behalf. The card is registered in the child or young person’s name. The family must be a resident in Harrow (even if the child attends an out-of-borough school). If your child attends a Harrow school but you do not live in the borough, we cannot issue you a card. If you have paid online, we will refund you £3.00 but charge you £1.49 processing fee for processing the refund.
We do not profit from distributing the cards but incurred costs ourselves for processing payment.
WHY REGISTER WITH US?
To ensure that families with a child/young person with special needs are kept fully informed of issues that may affect them, and to advise them of relevant new services and opportunities, families who register with us will receive regular emails about Information (EHC plans, benefits, housing, short breaks/respite, play opportunities), One-to-one Support, Our Services (mentoring, advocacy), Wellbeing and Wellness Courses, Therapeutic Sessions (massage) and Social Events (drop-ins/coffee morning/evenings, dads group)
The information you provide will be treated with the utmost confidence and will only be used by SNC to support you with information about SEND related services and updates. No identifying personal information will be passed to any other organisation without prior consent from you.
We aim to despatch your order within 7 working days if you are on our database and known to us. If you are new to our database, please note, it will take 7 to 14 working days to verify your proof of SEN/disability and therefore a small delay in despatching your card. Please be patient with us, this is to ensure the right families are receiving the card.
For enquiries, please call us on 07359030510 (leave us a message) or send enquiries
TERMS & CONDITIONS:
- You must live in Harrow. (we are only licenced to distribute in Harrow at the moment)
- Your child or young person must have an SEN/disability (we may need to see your proof of DLA if you are not known to us).
- Your child or young person must be under 25 years old.
- Once you order your Max Card, you will be automatically registered to the SNC database as a member.
For Max Card enquiries please visit:
For technical issues with the card, or a venue query, please contact Max Card directly . The best and quickest way to contact them is on Messenger or vie the Whatsapp link on their Facebook page.
ONCE WE RECEIVE YOUR ORDER, WE NEED TO VERIFY YOUR DETAILS BEFORE WE DISPATCH YOUR CARD. YOU CAN CHOOSE TO OPT-OUT OF OUR MAILING LIST AT ANY TIME BY SENDING US AN EMAIL OF YOUR REQUEST TO INFO@SPECIALNEEDSCOMMUNITY.ORG.UK IF YOU WISH TO BE REMOVED FROM OUR DATABASE, YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO RENEW YOUR DISCOUNT CARD. IF YOU LOSE YOUR CARD AND NO ONE HAS HANDED IN IT TO US WITH THE SAME CARD NUMBER, YOU WILL HAVE TO PURCHASE A NEW CARD AS A REPLACEMENT. PLEASE SEE OUR DATA PROTECTION POLICY FOR THE FULL DETAILS OF HOW WE COLLECT AND USE YOUR INFORMATION.