Carers Leeds Emergency Card

Free peace-of-mind for unpaid carers.

Need more information on emergency planning? Please see here for more help and guidance and a link to download a copy of the Carers Emergency Plan.

Many carers worry about what would happen to the person they care for if they were to have an accident themselves or were suddenly taken ill and as a result, were temporarily unable to carry out their caring role

The Carers Leeds Emergency Card is free of charge and is designed to be kept with you at all times, for example in a purse, bag, wallet, phone case or on a key ring. In an emergency you can show someone the card so that they will know that someone else relies on you. The card will include contact details of someone that you have spoken to and who has agreed to step in and take over caring for the person you care for. This will usually be family or friends.

What is a crisis or emergency?

A crisis or emergency is something that could not be planned for, which means you cannot carry out your caring role.

Please do not put Carers Leeds contact details on the card and please do not contact Carers Leeds in the event of an emergency.

You can have a Carers Leeds Emergency Card even if you:

  • Don’t live with the person you care for
  • Are not the only person providing care for someone
  • Are caring for more than one person
  • Are not related to the person you care for

You can request a Carers Leeds Emergency Card by using the form below.

Note: Should you have any difficulties please ring a member of our Advice Line on 0113 380 4300 between 9am and 5pm Mon – Thu, 9am – 4.30pm Fri

Carers Leeds Emergency Card

Application Form

Please note: The Emergency Carers Card is for carers living in Leeds or caring for someone living in Leeds.

By completing this form you give your consent for Carers Leeds to securely store your data. We will not pass this to any 3rd parties. For more information, please see our privacy policy.

Carers Leeds supports unpaid carers:

Carers Advice Line: 0113 380 4300
Carers Advice Email: