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Caring emergencies

Carers emergency respite scheme

Caring can be rewarding but it can also be tiring, placing physical and emotional demands on a carer.

If you worry about what might happen to the person you care for if you are taken ill or involved in an emergency, then the Carers Emergency Respite scheme can help you.

The scheme is funded by the council and aims to give carers peace of mind. To arrange this service you will need to have a carers assessment.

There is no charge for up to 48 hours or 72 hours over a bank holiday weekend. If the emergency continues for longer then an assessment may need to be carried out for the person being cared for.

Please contact us if you would like to arrange an assessment or find out more information about this scheme.

What happens if I have an emergency and I am not registered?

In an emergency contact:

  • Adult social care on 01344 351500
  • Children’s social care on 01344 352020

If out of hours, the call will go through to Forestcare.

Contact Information

Adult Social Care

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