What is the Emergency Card Scheme?
Our free Carers Emergency Card Scheme is a safe way to hold essential information about the person you care for, what their care needs are and who needs to be informed if something goes wrong.
The card is for carers of vulnerable adults as the scheme is overseen by Enfield’s adult social services. If you suddenly were unable to provide care, the Emergency Card lets everyone know you are a carer for someone and what you would want to happen.
Why would I need a Carers Emergency Card?
“What would happen to the person I look after if I’m unwell or have an accident or emergency?” This thought is often at the back of carers’ minds and ignoring it can make it more of a worry.
How does the Emergency Card scheme work?
If you have an accident anyone finding the card, usually the emergency services, will be able to phone Safe & Connected, who will then set your plan in motion, depending on the circumstances:
- Call one of your nominated emergency contact persons so they can put your plan into action
- Call the person you care for to inform them if you have requested this
Safe & Connected will visit your property only if they hold keys and if you have included this request in your plan.