Cornwall carer emergency card scheme

Carer emergency card scheme

Who runs this scheme?

Adult Social Services, in conjunction with Lifeline, runs this innovative, free scheme to ensure that alternative plans can be put into place in the event of a carer having an emergency that leaves them unable to carry out their caring role.

How does it work?

Carers carry a card with emergency contact details and, if an emergency arises, they can call the number on the back of the card. Cornwall Lifeline, answering the call, will then put into place the agreed emergency plan to support the person being cared for.

The service is free, and in many instances the emergency contact who is called by Lifeline is a neighbour, friend or family member. This gives people the peace of mind that in the event of an emergency, procedures are in place to look after the person being cared for.

How do I get a Cornwall carer’s card?

For more information, call 01872 324 369 or email eccs@cornwall.gov.uk Alternatively, apply for a card online using the Emergency Carer’s Card application form at www.cornwall.gov.uk