Help on getting yourself prepared
Being prepared for emergencies is always a good idea as a carer, and even more so at the moment. It helps to think about things like which family members, friends and neighbours could help in an emergency. A key resource for being prepared is an Emergency Plan.
An Emergency Plan is a really useful document where you put all the information about your caring role in one place. So should you become unwell yourself, or be unable to care for whatever reason, it’s clear exactly what needs to be done if somebody else needs to take over. Having a plan can also help you feel less worried.
We have a blank Emergency Planning Form for you to use. It covers:
- Emergency contacts
- The tasks you do
- The needs and behaviours of the person you support
- Equipment, etc
Or call us on 0303 040 1234 and we can post it to you.
Write very clearly, or type, and avoid abbreviations. Try and be as detailed as possible.