The Emergency Care Scheme is for parents and carers of disabled children aged 0-19 years who receive high rate Disability Living Allowance (Care) or the enhanced rate Personal Independence Payment (PIP). The scheme is designed to help you put together a plan of who you could call upon in an emergency such as illness, accident or admission to hospital and to clarify what help you can look for from family, friends and neighbours.
As well as family, friends or neighbours, you can nominate other care providers such as Link carers, Residential Short Break care or the Community Support Service to provide emergency care for your child, as long as you are currently receiving a service from them. Once the plan is in place there is a 24 hour telephone response service so that nominated emergency carers can be contacted and care co-ordinated for up to 48 hours.
Disabled Children's Emergency Care Scheme
38 Buttsgrove Way
Telephone: 01480 379 800
Email: [email protected]