Carers Emergency Contact Scheme Newcastle
The Carers Emergency Contact Scheme is for adults, caring for adults. It’s a free service, so the person you care for can be looked after if you have a personal crisis such as, an illness, accident or emergency. Your plan is kept safe and available in an emergency. You are given:
- help to write your emergency contact plan so they know what support the person you care for needs.
- a card to carry so other people and emergency services, know you’re a carer and someone relies on you
In an emergency, your plan can be put into action. Even if you already have an emergency plan with a friend, relative or neighbour, it’s a good idea to register online for the Carers Emergency Card Scheme.
British Red Cross run the scheme which is funded by Newcastle City Council