Emergency Plan

When you have a caring role, having a back-up plan in place can help ease your worries if you are unable to care at any point in the future.

Here are some of the things that you can include in your emergency plan;

  • Who can be your emergency contact/s
  • How you support your loved-one, their needs including details of any medications they need to take and where these are stored
  • Details of the mental health team, care co-ordinator and GP
  • How long you can safely leave them unattended or alone

Having this type of information in one place can be extremely helpful at a critical time. It is helpful to share your plan with the emergency contact/s you have identified in your plan so they know what to do or who to contact.

Tip: keep your back up plan in a safe place.

Carers UK offers an interactive online tool to help you create an emergency plan.

Website: www.carersuk.org/search/planning-for-emergencies

Page last reviewed: 28 June, 2024