Carer Emergency Support

This free-of-charge service is available to all Adult Carers and Young Carers of adults and may be of benefit to you in an emergency situation.

What would happen to the person you care for if:

  • You had an accident, became ill or had an emotional crisis?
  • You had to take care of a family crisis?
  • You had to attend an exam or job interview at short notice?

Don't worry! You could access free replacement care in situations just like these.

The Carers' Emergency Support Service (County Durham and Darlington) ensures that if you have an emergency, the adult you care for is safe and their care needs are met by; either a nominated friend, or a family member, or an experienced care assistant, who will stay until alternative arrangements can be made.

Accessing the service is quick and easy. Telephone Social Care on 03000 267979.

If you would like more information, click here to contact us and we will be happy to help.

Carer Emergency Support