One of the biggest worries for carers is what will happen if something happens to them or for any reason they are unable to care.
An emergency plan can be helpful in highlighting what steps need to be taken if you are unable to care.
The emergency plan helps you to think about:
- Who could be an emergency contact (please ensure that you ask the person first)
- How you support the person you care for and what their needs are including any medication they need to take
- How long are you able to leave the person
- Do you already have someone that could help out in an emergency?
- What support could be put in place to help you
Having an emergency plan has given many carers some reassurance about what steps can be taken in an emergency.
Once you have an emergency plan, you may wish to share this with the people you have identified as the emergency contacts, family and friends so that they are also aware of what to do or who to contact.
To help you create an emergency plan, we have a template that you can download or contact us on 01908 231703 and we can send you a copy.
You could also send a copy of your completed plan to us if you wish to and we can hold a copy just in case.
If you have any questions or would like some guidance in completing an emergency plan, please get in touch with us on 01908 231703 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Carers Emergency Card
We have a Carers Emergency Card that carers can carry with them in a purse or wallet. This will notify people that you are a carer, should there be a situation where you are unable to tell people.
You can add some emergency telephone numbers to this card that people could contact on your behalf.
If you would like to have a Carers Emergency Card, please contact us on 01908 231703.