Carers often worry about what will happen if, at short notice, they are unable to care.
The Princess Royal Trust for Carers in Hampshire will help you to discuss, develop and implement your own emergency plan so that you can arrange care at short notice.
Once your Emergency Plan has been completed and signed it is backed up by:
This card, which includes emergency contact numbers, should be carried in your bag or wallet. In the event of an accident, this would help alert police officers, the ambulance service or other emergency response staff to the fact that there is also someone else in need of help.
Complete and print a copy of the carer's emergency card now.
Short break services and Day opportunities
Care at home
If you need a short break during the day, use our care at home search to find providers who offer a ‘sitting service’. You can also search for live-in help to allow you to go away (overnight or for a longer break or holiday).
Local care homes
Many care homes offer short stay care if you need a break. Use our care homes search and select 'Short stay' (respite) under admissions.
You can also search for care homes which offer day care for non-residents (this might be informal day care, joining in with the daily activities of the residents, or formal, organised day care services)..
If the person you look after needs special care whilst on holiday, due to disability or other conditions, there are specialist care holiday organisations. For information, visit our holidays page
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