Carers Emergency Card Scheme

What does it do?

This scheme gives peace of mind that, should something happen to prevent you from being able to provide care, the person you care for will not be left without support. This enables the person you care for to receive the care they need whilst remaining in their own home until the emergency is over or until other arrangements can be made. You will need to have a carer’s assessment. This is an assessment based on individual needs. A social worker will visit you to talk to you and the person you care for. It’s your opportunity to tell us about the help and support that would need to be put in place to support the person you care for in the event of an emergency. This will be your emergency ‘back up’ support plan. In the event of an emergency, your plan will be shared so the individual requirements of the person you care for – such as medication – will be known by the person providing the replacement care.
Once the Emergency Support Plan is in place, you will receive a ‘Carers Emergency Card’. This identifies you as a carer in the event of an accident or emergency.

Who it is for?

The Carers Emergency Card Scheme is for carers who are concerned about what would happen if they were taken ill, in an accident or if another emergency stopped them from getting to the person they care for.

Where it is available?

Local service (Wigan).

How to access or apply for it:

If you would like further information on the Carers Emergency Card Scheme, contact the Carers Support Team on 01942 705983.


Info last updated:

Ince Town Hall Annexe, Ince Green Lane, Ince, Wigan, Greater Manchester, WN3 4QX