Peace of mind if you can't be there

When you look after someone who depends on you, you may worry about what would happen if you had an accident or were suddenly taken ill.

The Emergency Response Carers Service is there just in case you need someone to take on the responsibility of looking after the person you care for, just for a little while.

Telford and Wrekin Council and The Carers Centre, in joint partnership with Telford and Wrekin Clinical Commissioning Group and Supreme Homecare, have developed the Emergency Response Carers Service.

ERCS provides peace of mind should you, as a carer, fall ill or be injured in an accident.

The service means that the person you care for will not be left alone with no-one to care for them or knowing about the situation.  After registering for the service, the carer carries a card that will give access to free replacement home-based support for up to 72 hours in the event of an emergency.

Telford and Wrekin Council and The Carers Centre want to invite all carers who care for someone who lives in the borough to register with the service. 

The ERCS Assessment Officer is based at the Carers Centre. To register for this service or to find out more information, please call the main number on 01952 240209.

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