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Emergency Planning

Emergency Planning

People who have learning disabilities often get care and support from their family members.

Sometimes things can happen at short notice which means family members can’t care for the person they support. It might be that the carer becomes ill or has to go into hospital.

An emergency plan will have information about the person you care for and what should happen if, for whatever reason, you can’t care for them as you usually do.

You might have made informal arrangements about who could help and what they should do. But it’s also a good idea to write the plan down and make sure everyone involved agrees what is in it.

This is especially important in emergencies when things can happen at very short notice. 


How do I make an emergency plan?

Read our guide 'Emergency Planning for Carers​' for more information.


How ENABLE Scotland can help

Our research has shown that some groups of people can face more barriers to making emergency plans. You can read more about this in our Picking up the Pieces report​​.

We have two project workers to support carers and their families to make plans.


If you live outwith these areas, we can still give you advice on making an emergency plan and the organisations in your area who can help.​


Contact us

Please contact ENABLE Direct to find out more:

Call 0300 0200 101


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