Carers’ Emergency Card
It’s never been more important to have a Carers’ Emergency Card. If you don’t have one, make sure you register for one now.
Do you ever wonder what would happen if an emergency meant you couldn’t provide the care you usually do?
How would people know you are a carer?
For many carers life cannot simply be put on hold because the person they are looking after relies on them for vital help and support.
The Carers’ Emergency Card identifies you as a carer if you have an accident or cannot identify yourself due to a medical episode for example. It’s the size of a credit card and is free to all carers registered with us. The card was created to provide peace of mind and reassurance, letting other people know in an emergency that the person you care for, relies on you.
Each card carries the carer’s name, a unique identification number and an emergency phone number to allow the person they care for to be taken care of if the carer cannot.
You can ask for a card even if you:
- – Don’t live with the person you care for
- – Are not the only person providing care to someone
- – Are caring for more than one person
- – Are not related to the person you care for