It is free to apply for a Carers Emergency Card.
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.
Carers who have a card can also use it for a variety of discounts.
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 City council.
Download a Bristol Emergency Card leaflet
South Gloucestershire cards are administered here at Carers Support Centre. Apply for this card if the person you care for pays council tax to South Gloucestershire council.
Download a South Gloucestershire Emergency Card leaflet