Carers Emergency Alert Card - Haringey
When emergencies happen, our lives are put on hold whilst we deal with the aftermath. For many carers life cannot simply be put on hold, when the person they are looking after relies on them for vital help and support. If a carer is suddenly taken ill, who else will step in?
We advise all carers to create an emergency plan - for you and the person you look after. Having a plan in place can help ease your worries if you are not able to care for the person you look after at any point in the future. Things to consider include:
- Details of the name and address and any other contact details of the person you look after
- Who you and the person you look after would like to be contacted in an emergency – this might include friends, family or professionals.
- Details of any medication the person you look after is taking.
- Details of any ongoing treatment they need.
Carers Emergency Alert Scheme
The Carers Emergency Alert Scheme is FREE and available to all unpaid carers. It is run by the Community Alarm Service and will give you peace of mind that if anything happens to you, the person you care for will be contacted to check that their support needs are being met
You will receive a card which will identify you as a carer in the event of an accident.
The card is credit card size so it will fit in a wallet or purse and only has your unique PIN number and contact details for the Carers Emergency Scheme. No personal information is recorded on the card.
How does it work?
Carers register with the scheme and provide information about the person they look after (for example, medication) and the names of people who can be contacted in the event of an emergency and who have keys to your home. This information is held by the Community Alarm Service. If the Community Alarm Service receives a call that you have had an accident, they will take action depending on what has happened to you.
How can I join the scheme?
To join the scheme you must be registered as a carer in Haringey. You can download the registration form from our website, talk to one of our team or contact our Carers Hub or call the Integrated Access Team on 020 8489 1400 and either of us can post the registration form to you.
For general information about the emergency alert card scheme, telephone 020 8489 2365, quoting Carers Emergency Alert Card.