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emergency help

Tell us a bit about yourself here.
One can only test the response from each Centre on / near to their manor.

From memory , 55 in operation ... some are affliates ... akin to franchises ... so long as their sing from the same hymn sheet ?
The Princess Royal Trust for Carers in Hampshire are contracted to provide the Emergency Carers Scheme, so I'm sure the County Council pay them for the service.
It's a very good scheme, although I'm also signed up, I hope I never have to use it!
A little more research.

Some LAs DO provide a Carers Emergency Card ... a real postcode lottery this one.

Other organisations do provide general advice ... Marie Curie organisation being a prime example :

https://www.mariecurie.org.uk/help/supp ... gency-plan

Emergency plan ?

Sounds great ... obviously , if you are involved in a R.T.A. or some other situations , how does said emergency plan
get into the hands of someone who could impliment it ???

Add on the numerous LONE carers amongst our ranks and ... said plan would falldown at the first hurdle ?
In Hampshire, you have a special key ring that says to ring Princess Royal Trust for Carers. I also used to have a card in my purse that said "I am a carer...."
Consider Hampshire fortunate , BB.

Absolutely nothing in Bassetlaw ( Worksop ) , not even a branch of any major charity ... a town / gulag of 30,000 inmates.

Even a passing Shelter employee once quipped it would cheaper for the Nottingham branch to buy him a weekly season ticket
on the train to Worksop !
The hospital your brother is in may have a PALS service

The Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) offers confidential advice, support and information on health-related matters. They provide a point of contact for patients, their families and their carers.

You can find officers from PALS in your local hospital

Details should be available at reception, or from a member of staff on his ward. Plus as others have already suggested, ask to speak to hospital social worker for advice.

It's not often Hampshire can be accused of being fortunate on anything in Carerland. It always sounded to me like they were trying to formalize pressganged family members/friends to be alternative carers in an emergency so naturally SS were only too keen to embrace it. As it only covers 48 hours it just sorts out the short term problem long enough for the burden of long term solutions to be dumped squarely back on the carer's shoulders.

As you will have gathered I'm a refusenik of this scheme so I may be totally wrong but anything SS were pushing that hard it had to have more benefits for them than for me, didn't it? Also they said they were going to organize an appointment for me but never bothered, as usual.

Incidentally Chris, is that a new photo or is it just me that's only just noticed it?
Be aware some PALS are much better than others and will take on more or less wide ranging issues. Hopefully, yours will be one of the better ones.
Incidentally Chris, is that a new photo or is it just me that's only just noticed it ?

Old one , I've shaved since then ... and the bars have been polished.