The Carers Emergency Card is a free service.
Carers carry a card which shows their name, a unique identification number and an emergency phone number. If a carer has an accident/emergency or is taken seriously ill, then the card can be used to alert a 24 hour emergency call centre that the person they care for needs help. Steps are then taken to ensure the safety of the person cared for.
Giving peace of mind
The service began in January 2007 and, since then, over 5300 cards have been issued.
A small card offering huge ‘peace of mind’ to carers as they go about their daily lives.
“Carrying a Carers Emergency Card gives me great confidence, particularly when I’m out and about. I know that if something happened to me unexpectedly my son would be looked after.”
South Gloucestershire & Bristol cards
The cards look slightly different but the response in an emergency situation is the same for both.
South Gloucestershire cards are administered here at The Carers’ Support Centre. Apply for this card if the person you care for pays council tax to South Gloucestershire Council.
Bristol cards are administered by Bristol City Council’s Care Direct Team. Apply for this card if the person you care for pays council tax to Bristol Council.