Carers Card and What If Plan

Carer’s card

Carer's emergency card

It has always been valuable for people looking after a family member or friend to be identified as a carer.

The Caring Together carer’s card is a good way for to help you be identified a carer, whether this is when you are at the shops, GP surgery, pharmacist or other places. (We would also recommend you make sure that the GP of the person you look after is aware you are their carer).

For carers who have a What If? Plan with us – a plan which can be activated if something happens which means they cannot carry out their normal caring duties – the card is now dual purpose.

If you don’t yet have a carer’s card you can find out more by emailing Caring Together at hello@caringtogether.org or by calling 0345 241 0954.

Registering for a What If? Plan

If the person you look after lives in Cambridgeshire you can register a ‘What If? Plan’ with us.

The What If? phone line is then available for you to call 24-hours a day if you need to activate your plan. This includes us getting in touch with a named contact, such as another family member or friend, to make them aware of the situation and to put the agreed plans into action.

If you are a carer who is caring for an adult, we can also provide urgent support to the person you care for, in the event of you being unable to care for them.

This free service is funded by Cambridgeshire County Council.

Find out more at caringtogether.org/whatifplan