In Wokingham Borough Council the Back Me Up scheme operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, every day of the year. It provides urgent support to the cared-for person in the event of a carer being unable to care because of sudden illness, accident or another unplanned event. The scheme offers carers peace of mind knowing there will always be someone available to call should they be needed.
The Back Me Up scheme also provides cover for carers who need time off for a health-related event such as hospital, GP, Dental appointments.
To register you need to complete an Emergency Plan which sets out the contingency arrangements that need to be put into place to provide support to the cared-for person in an emergency.
You will be issued with a Carers Emergency Card with contact details to be used in an emergency or unplanned event.
Please download the form here, once completed please return by post to:
Wokingham Crossroads Care
Wokingham Community Hospital
Barkham Road Wokingham RG41 2RE