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Coronavirus help and support

If you need extra help in coping with the effects of coronavirus, see our pages on Coronavirus – help and support.

Find out about changes and disruption to adult social care services.

3. 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 contact Care for the Carers to help you with this:

Phone: 01323 738390
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’ll 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, 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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