A carer’s emergency plan sets out who should be contacted and what needs to be done to make sure the person you care for is safe and supported in your absence. It provides peace of mind that support is available if you are delayed, taken ill or involved in an accident.
An emergency plan should include:
Talk about the plan with the person you care for and, if possible any named emergency contacts.
You can ask your social worker about putting together an emergency plan, or alternatively you can contact the Reading & West Berkshire Carers Partnership who will help you make your plan and also issue you with a Carers Card, which will include your emergency backup contact.
Make a list of telephone numbers to contact in case of emergency. Keep a copy of this list in your purse or wallet and by the telephone of the person you care for. Save the ICE numbers in your phone as ICE1, ICE2 etc so the format is easy to recognise.