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.
The cards look slightly different for South Gloucestershire and Bristol, but the response in an emergency situation is the same for both.
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.
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.