Carers emergency plan

Please note: Carers in Merton should contact Carers First for information about emergency planning

Carers Emergency (or contingency) Plan

As a Carer it is important to put together an emergency / contingency plan in case something happens and you may not be able to support the person you care for. Carers Support Merton has a template you can use to do this (you can download it from the links below).

To create your Emergency Plan, you will need to know:

  • Name, address and any other contact details of the person you care for.
  • Emergency contact details of people who can provide replacement care.
  • Any medication the person is taking.
  • Any ongoing treatment they need.
  • Their support, mobility and communication needs.

Putting your plan together

  • Take your time to do this and make sure your emergency contacts are aware you have added them and their details are correct.
  • Keep it somewhere safe and somewhere it can be found in an emergency.
  • If the person you care for needs specific medication, write on the plan where this is kept and attach a prescription list, if possible.
  • Give a copy of your plan to all of your emergency contacts.
  • If the person you Care for has a social worker give them a copy.
  • If you have pets think about alternative arrangements for them to be looked after if you are unable to.
  • Update your plan if something changes.

You should tell your GP have an Emergency Care plan at home.