Emergency Plan and Reading Carers Card
You may be eligible for a carers card and emergency plan
The Carers Card and Emergency Plan help make others aware that somebody is dependent on you. Having a carers card and emergency plan can be useful if you need support or assistance when you’re out and about and to let others know who to contact in case of an emergency.
The card can also act as an ID card, but it does need an emergency contact on it. So for instance it may be useful in the Royal Berkshire Hospital to show staff that you are an unpaid carer.
The Carers card and Emergency Plan is free for unpaid carers of all ages in Reading and West Berkshire.
Your nominated person’s contact details will be added to the back of the card.
To find out more, contact the Carers Partnership to get an Emergency Plan and Carers Card :
For unpaid carers of children and adults with a Learning Disability
Reading Mencap 0118 966 2518 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
For unpaid carers of adults over the age of 50
Age UK Reading 07716 418 941 E-mail: email@example.com
For all other unpaid carers in Reading
CommuniCare 0118 926 3941 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Reading Carers Card
The card has been approved by Reading and Berkshire West local authorities.