Planning ahead

Situations change for different reasons and at different speeds.

Having a Contingency Plan and an Emergency Plan can help you feel more prepared and able to cope.

Do you know what would happen if you were unable to provide care? This may be something you haven’t really thought about, or find stressful to contemplate.

We recommend documenting how you and the person you care for would want their care to be provided, if the current caring situation had to change, for a short or long period.

An emergency can happen at any time and it is important that you know where to turn and have the peace of mind to know that you have plans in place should you be unable to continue your caring role.

As a carer you need to know that if an emergency happens, replacement care will be arranged speedily and efficiently.