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Help in an emergency

Help in an Emergency

What is it?

  • If you are caring for someone who relies on you, you may be worried about what might happen to them if you were suddenly unable to support them
  • There are a number of things you can do to plan ahead for this

How do I plan for an emergency?

  • If the person you are caring for is receiving other support from us, you will have a Support Plan in place.  
  • A good Support Plan should include contingencies for what needs to happen in an emergency, and the member of staff working with you will normally want this information to be included before the Support Plan is signed off.
  • If you think you should update your Support Plan, you can do this yourself, or you can contact us to ask for help with this.
  • You can also download our Carer’s Mini Booklet (143 kb .pdf) which is small enough to keep with you and includes lots of useful telephone numbers and space for you to write your own useful / emergency numbers.  Alternatively, you can contact us to ask for a copy to be sent to you.
  • You can also find out if you are eligible for the Carer’s Emergency Response Service
  • Carers Direct offer a free, confidential information and advice service to help you plan for coping in a crisis.

Contact information

  • Emergency Services – Telephone: 999
  • Adult Social Care Emergency Duty Team – 0116 255 1606

External links

Page Last Updated: 17 February 2015