Support for carers

Emergency planning for carers

You may be worried about what will happen to the person you care for if you are involved in an accident or crisis that prevents you continuing in your caring role.

The Central Bedfordshire Carer’s Emergency Card enables you to record what you would like to happen in case of an emergency.

The small card can easily be stored in your purse or wallet. If an emergency arises, the card will alert people that you are a carer and will know who to contact to make sure the cared for person is safe.

You may also want to put the Carers’ Helpline number, 0300 300 8036, in your mobile phone under "ICE" (In Case of Emergency) as the emergency services will look for this when attending incidents (please note: the helpline is part of our contact centre.)

To request a Carers’ Emergency Card please contact the helpline on 0300 300 8036.