Carer emergency card scheme

 

Would you like a safety net to support you in your caring role?

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  • Do you worry about what would happen to the person you care for if you were prevented from getting home because of an unforeseen emergency?
  • Do you avoid going to places because of fear that something may happen to you and the person you care for would suffer?
  • If an unplanned incident should happen who would know your contingency plan?

The carer emergency card scheme is designed to provide you with peace of mind that your contingency plans be accessible to all should any unplanned emergency occur to you.

You will need to complete an emergency carer card application form with the person you care for. 

Or you can download our emergency plan application form and post your completed form to:

Carers Emergency Card Administrator
Tremorvah Industries
Threemilestone Industrial Estate
Threemilestone
Truro TR4 9LD  

Your emergency plan will be supported by Cornwall Lifeline who will make sure the plan is put into place when it is needed. You will be issued with two wallet sized cards with a unique ID number and the emergency plan telephone number. When this unique ID number is quoted to lifeline they will call up your plan and contact people you have requested in the case of an emergency.

To find out more have a look at some frequently asked questions about the Carer emergency card scheme.

For more information and to request the emergency plan application form please contact the Emergency Card Administrator on 01872 324 369 or by email at eccs@cornwall.gov.uk.