Wightcare

Carers Alert Scheme

The Carers Emergency Alert scheme is a free local service available to all unpaid carers.

Carers register with the scheme and provide information about the person they look after, the names of people who can be contacted in the event of an emergency and who have keys to your home. This information is held securely by Wightcare and carers are issued with a wrist band which gives a telephone number for people to contact in an emergency and gives a unique code to identify them.

In an emergency, Wightcare will take action depending on what has happened to you, such as:

  • Contact family or friends to inform them what has happened.
  • Contact the person you care for and inform them.
  • Check that the person’s support needs are being met.
  • Arrange emergency help as required. 

For an application form to join the carers emergency alert scheme, please contact Wightcare on (01983) 821105.