Care in an Emergency

An emergency carer’s card ensures that care continues even in an emergency.

If you are responsible for the care of anyone aged 16 or over, you can apply for this service free of charge by completing our Emergency Carers Card Scheme application form.

In an emergency that prevents you from providing care, we will use your unique carers’ card number to get in touch with your designated emergency key holder.

Arrangements can be made for alternative care to be provided until a more permanent solution is found. This service is available 24 hours seven days a week.