6. Carers’ emergency card
The Carers Emergency Card is a brightly coloured card (credit card sized) that’s easily identifiable in your purse or wallet. It identifies you as a carer should you be caught up in an emergency, such as a medical emergency.
There is space on the back of the card for you to record up to three contacts. Having these contacts written directly on the back of the card means that anyone trying to arrange support for the person you care for can do so quickly, without having to call any additional numbers.
If you don’t have anyone to write on the back of the card, don’t worry, you can leave it blank. If someone finds the card in your possession it will still identify you as a carer. The card already includes Warwickshire County Council’s telephone number where they can get advice on the best course of action to help support the person you care for while you are away.