Crisis help for carers

A PROJECT offering a vital service to adult carers in the event of a crisis or emergency has been set up across Mansfield and Ashfield as part of Carer’s Week.

Nottinghamshire County Council launched the Carers’ Crisis Prevention Scheme, which offers adult carers the reassurance that should they be involved in an accident or emergency, the person they look after will receive the care they need at home.

A team of trained and CRB-checked workers are on call in the event of an emergency to offer continued respite care.

The emergency could be the carer becoming ill or going into hospital, a family emergency or serious risk to the carer’s employment.

East Midlands Crossroads and North Notts Crossroads are providing the service on behalf of the council at a cost of £85,000 for this year.

It is available for free to all unpaid carers aged over 18 caring for another adult living at home in Nottinghamshire.

For more information contact 08449 80 80 80 or email