Newcastle Emergency Carer’s Card Scheme
British Red Cross runs the Emergency Carer’s Card Scheme in Newcastle. This scheme offers:
- emergency support for someone if you suddenly find you cannot return or visit
- a quick response in the event of a personal crisis
- support at home when a carer needs to attend a personal appointment
- support to draw up an emergency contact plan
Once you register you will receive a card that informs GP or health staff that you are a carer so they can keep your loved one/someone you look after informed when something has gone wrong.
See British Red Cross entry for more information on services.