The Carers Emergency Card gives you as a
Carer peace of mind knowing that in the event of an emergency, an agreed
plan would be put into action.
example, if you were out shopping and your car broke down, or worse, you
had an accident, you or the emergency services would
activate the card by calling the telephone
number on it; from then on your action plan for the person you care for
would come into operation.
The Carers Emergency Card is a scheme giving Carers peace of mind 24
hours a day, reducing their anxiety about leaving the person they care
for alone for any length of time.
The Scheme is a joint venture between St Helens Carers Centre and St
Helens Council and is available free to any Carer who lives in St
Helens, or for those who care for someone living in the borough.
The card is the same size as a credit card that will identify you as a
Carer. No personal information is on it, just a reference number unique
Before you are given the Carers Emergency Card, you will have discussed
and agreed with the Carers Centre your Action Plan which we will use in
the event of an emergency. For example, you may wish to nominate two
relatives, neighbours or friends who could be contacted in the event you
were delayed or involved in an emergency.
When anyone telephones the number on the card and quotes the personal
reference number, your agreed action plan would be activated, for
example, it may be that we call your relative you have named in your
plan ensuring the person you care for is not left alone.
You will be issued a Carers Emergency Card with your unique identity
number on it. You should carry the card with you at all times. We will
also send you a special Carers Emergency Key Ring and, if you drive, a
sticker to display in your car.
We can also issue a green Carers Emergency Card to the person you care
for and in the event they are in an emergency, you would be notified.
This has been particularly useful for those caring for someone with
memory problems, learning difficulties and mental ill health.
How To Get A Card
If you think the Carers Emergency Card will be of benefit to you and the
person you care for, contact the Carers Centre by telephoning 01744 675
615 or drop in anytime between 10am and 3pm Monday to Friday, or up to