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: carers@readingmencap.org.uk


For unpaid carers of adults over the age of 50

Age UK Reading 07716 418 941   E-mail: carers@ageukreading.org.uk


For all other unpaid carers in Reading

CommuniCare 0118 926 3941      E-mail: office@communicare.org.uk

The Reading Carers Card 

The card has been approved by Reading and Berkshire West local authorities.

Page last reviewed: 13/03/2023

Contact the Team

Family Information Service

fis@reading.gov.uk 0118 937 3777 OPTION 2 0118 937 3777 OPTION 2

SEND Local Offer

localoffer@reading.gov.uk 0118 937 3777 OPTION 2 0118 937 3777 OPTION 2

Adult & Carers Support

CSAAdvice.Signposting@reading.gov.uk 0118 937 3747 0118 937 3747
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