Coronvirus: Carers urged to draw up emergency plans

If they fall ill or self-isolate, their work can then be picked up

Fife’s army of unpaid carers have been asked to draw up emergency plans which can then be used by anyone stepping in as cover should they fall ill.

The call has come from Fife Health & Social Care Partnership.

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It says a care plan will allow them to continue to support vulnerable Fifers, and prevent an emergency becoming a crisis.

It wants carers to create a plan of what they do, and then share it with others in their circle.

That way, should they fall ill, or have to self isolate, the notes can form the basis of continued care, and give an insight into the relationships they have built up..

Copies can be left in the carer’s home and the person they look after, and in an obvious place - such as a letter rack or kitchen notice-board so it can be easily accessed.

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David Heaney, divisional general manager, said: “We have developed a toolkit for carers to create their own emergency plan.

“In addition, we have teamed up with Carers UK to offer carers in Fife access to a new app called ‘Jointly’

“It makes caring for someone a little easier, less stressful and a lot more organised by making communication and coordination simpler between those who are sharing the care.”

More information can be found in the links below:

Download the app and register with the free access code DGTL6234 

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