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Planning for crisis

Planning for crisis

We know that people who look after a relative, loved one, neighbour or friend take their caring responsibilities very seriously. Carers often tell us that they are worried about what will happen to the person they care for in an emergency situation.

You can contact our Carers Centre at Carers of Barking and Dagenham for more information about how to plan for emergencies.

Carers Direct

This is a free, confidential advice and information service to help you as a carer. You can telephone the Carers Direct support line to speak to somebody about being a carer, or visit the website for information.

Information, advice and support for carers covering:

  • Financial and legal advice;
  • A guide to caring;
  • Advice for young carers;
  • Your wellbeing;
  • Work and study;
  • Carer's lives;
  • Advice on Carer's Allowance; and
  • A guide to the Carer's Assessment.

Visit the Carers Direct website 

Useful contacts

Carers Direct
Phone: 0300 123 1053 (9am to 8pm Monday to Friday (except bank holidays), 11am to 4pm at weekends)
Web: www.nhs.uk/carersdirect

The Carers Direct support line is open from 8.00am to 9.00pm Monday to Friday, and 11.00am to 4.00pm at weekends. Calls are free from UK landlines.