Emergency care plan – what, why and how?

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All important information in one place

An emergency care plan has all the information about the person you care for in one place, so you can get it quickly and easily. An emergency care plan makes it easy for someone to take over from you in a hurry.

Emergencies can happen to you

You might get sick, have an accident or have to leave home suddenly. Having a plan in place means that, if something goes wrong, the person you care for will still be looked after.

We’ve made it easy for you

We have made a blank emergency care plan for you to fill in, save and share. It has all the details you need to think about for the person you care for. If you need to add more information, you can add extra pages.

Download a blank emergency care plan

Keep it safe and easy to reach

Once you have filled in the plan, you should save it t your phone or computer. You should also print out copies of the plan, and keep a copy of the plan somewhere safe and easy to see in your home.

Travelling? Take a copy with you

Take a copy with you when you leave home or travel with the person you care for.

Who else needs to know? Give them a copy

Give a copy to each of your emergency contacts, your doctor, and anyone else who may need to know what to do in an emergency.