A guide to respite care

3. Emergency respite

You can 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 can help you with this:

Phone: 01323 738390
Email: info@cftc.org.uk

Your emergency plan will need to 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 so that 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 will contact you or a person on your behalf to find out what support the person you care for requires during your emergency.

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