Many carers like to manage alone without outside help, but worry about what to do if certain situations arise.

It helps if you have had a chance to prepare so that you know what to do if ever faced with an emergency, either during the day, or at night, or weekends.

There are various precautions you can take and information available that can help you plan for an emergency. Please see below links to information and other areas of the County Council Website that can help you plan for an emergency.

The Carers and the Emergency Guide helps you create a contingency plan in case of an emergency.

A Carers Guide to Planning for Emergencies

The 'Who Cares' DVD may be a valuable assistance to people new to caring, it contains a series of useful suggestions for carers on a range of topics that may help with some of the practical issues associated with caring for someone at home. It is particularly targeted at those in the early stages of caring. However we know from carers who have already been a carer for some time, they too have also found the hints and tips beneficial.

Ceredigion County Council through the Social Services Department believes that providing carers with access to some simple information in one clear DVD provides an early intervention to carers to encourage them to remember to take care of their own health and well being as well as the person for whom they care. If you are interested in obtaining a copy of 'Who Cares' please contact the Carers Development Office by emailing: or tel: 01970 633564.

For more general safety advice visit the following pages:

In terms of someone to listen confidentially to anxieties and stresses, the Welsh Assembly Government commissioned the free phone 24 hour telephone line some years ago. C.A.L.L.