Please note: owing to the position on Covid 19 and the Coronavirus, some organisations and venues will be closed, some will deliver their services differently. You can find the organisation website address on InformationNOW and visit their site for updates. Visit the dedicated coronavirus webpage for Newcastle City Council.
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.