Carer Emergency Support

This service is available and may be of benefit to you in an emergency situation.

Support in a carer emergency is available to all unpaid carers who care for an adult.

If you have an emergency and need someone to look after the person you care for:

  • During office hours, ring Darlington Adult Social Care on 01325 406111.
  • Out of office hours, ring the Emergency Duty Team on 01642 524552.


The Duty Officer will ask you for information about the person you care for and check if there are any family or friends who can assist. If not, they may be able to arrange for support to be provided.  


Please note, the person you care for may be required to contribute to the cost of the care provided, in line with the Council's charging policy. 

The Duty Officer will discuss this with you, if a service is to be provided.


If you would like a Carers Emergency Card, please let us know.  


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

Carer Emergency Support