Carer's emergency card

The carer's emergency card identifies you as a carer if you have an accident or cannot identify yourself. It is the size of a credit card.

The scheme offers 24-hour emergency cover, so if anything happens to you while you are out or you are suddenly taken ill at home we will get in touch with your identified emergency contact(s) or take appropriate action.

Anyone over 18 who cares for someone in North Yorkshire can apply for a card.

Registering your card

You can register your carers' emergency card here. Doing so gives us information about you and the person you care for including any emergency contacts.

Register your card

If you do not have a card, you can pick one up quickly and easily at your local library and carers' resource centres. If you are unable to visit one of these locations, you can request a card to be sent to you here.

What if I don't have an emergency contact?

If you have no one that can act as your emergency contact, you can still register the card and North Yorkshire County Council will take appropriate action in an emergency.

Your responsibilities as a card holder

  • You will need agreement from any person(s) you tell us about including any emergency contact(s) to take part in the scheme; and
  • Tell us about any changes in your circumstances or those of your named contacts, such as changes to telephone numbers.