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Emergency respite

Register an emergency plan with the Carer’s Respite Emergency Support Scheme (CRESS) to ensure that short-term support can be put in place in an emergency. This service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

You can set up your emergency plan as part of your carer’s assessment or review. You can also create your plan online:

You can contact Care for the Carers to help you with this on:

Phone: 01323 738 390
Email: info@cftc.org.uk

How it works

Your emergency plan will include contact details of up to three people who could support the person you care for.

You will be given an East Sussex Carers Card to carry with you. In an emergency, you or someone else can call the number on the card. Adult Social Care will then contact the people in your plan.

If none of the people listed in your plan are available then we'll contact you, or a person on your behalf, to find out what support the person you care for needs.

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