Emergency Planning

When you care for someone, life cannot simply be put on hold when the person you are looking after relies on you for vital help and support.   

We advise all carers to create an emergency plan – for you and all those you look after. Having a plan in place can help ease your worries if you are not able to care for those you look after at any point in the future. 

Making your plan

There is a lot to think about when making an emergency plan. We have created a handy Emergency Planning Booklet to help get you started. You can download your copy. Fill it in and share it with those that need it. 


If you need help filling out your Booklet you could speak to your support worker or book a call with us. 

Tell everyone your plan

Here are some useful and important tips for planning:

  • Talk about the plan with the person you care for .
  • Talk with your named emergency contacts.   
  • Share it with trusted family members, friends and healthcare professionals.   
  • Give people a copy of the plan – or tell them where they can find it.  
  • Make sure the information is regularly updated.  

What would happen in a sudden emergency?

What you would do if you cannot continue caring due to an accident or ill-health? It’s worth taking some time out to give this some thought and give you peace of mind. 

You can also:

  1. Keep an ICE record on your phone stating that you are a carer and the name and address of the person you care for. To read more. 
  1. Keep a Carers Emergency Card in your purse/wallet – available from Central Bedfordshire Council 
  1. Keep a Message in the Bottle in your fridge (available from Carers in Bedfordshire or Central Bedfordshire Council)