What to do in an Emergency

If you are at all concerned about what to do if you as a Carer are not going to be able to care for the person you look after, please call us on 0800 31 68 600.

Many Carers worry about what would happen if an emergency or unexpected situation prevents them from being around for the person they care for.

The What to do in an Emergency form (available here on our Downloadable Resources page) allows you to note down all the important information you would need for someone to use in an emergency.

Attach this sheet to GP notes for the carer and cared for, position it on or near the fridge for others, such as friends, family, Micro-Providers or paramedics. If you have one, attach to your medical care plan.

If you know that there is a time period that you won’t be able to continue in your caring role, such as for a planned medical procedure, and have no one who can support you, phone 0300 123 2224 to reach the duty team at Somerset Direct and ask for temporary emergency respite.

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